Rangers boss' transfer comments suggest change coming in summer
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Rangers boss' transfer comments suggest change coming in summer

The comments of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard regarding the transfer of Bournemouth midfielder Nmandi Ofoborh hint that things could be all change at Ibrox in the summer.

Speaking after the club secured the signings of three new stars – with two of them moving on deadline day – Gerrard explained why the club didn’t pursue an early move for the Nigerian youth international.

The club brought moves for both Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson and Aberdeen attacker Scott Wright forward but that was following moves out of the club.

Simpson has come in to take the place of George Edmundson, who moves to Derby County on loan, whilst Wright will replace both Jordan Jones and Brandon Barker, who’ve moved to Sunderland and Oxford United respectively.

But with Ofoborh – who would actually move on a short-term deal to Wycombe Wanderers – Rangers are too well-stocked in midfield to bring anyone else in at present.

“Nnamdi’s situation was slightly different to the other two boys,” explained Gerrard [Rangers].

“In the midfield area, we are fighting for numbers right now so there wasn’t really a rush or need to push that one through.

“But I’m really pleased he has gone to Wycombe to play games. He wasn’t getting much game time at Bournemouth so there was a slight concern that he might have missed half a season when he joined up with us in the summer.

“So for him to go to Wycombe, he will be in a better place when he comes. He’s another talent we are really looking forward to working with.

“But there was no point in us bringing him here just now because we’ve got two players in each position in the three midfield areas who are all doing well.”

Three players in particular will read these transfer comments with interest with Steven Davis out of contract come the summer, Bongani Zungu fighting to make his loan move permanent and Glen Kamara hot property amongst a range of clubs.

Nmandi Ofoborh has been farmed out on loan to Wycombe Wanderers for the rest of the season (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

It’s clear that there’s no space for Ofoborh in the squad right now, but his signing appears like a contingency plan should any of these players move on in the next window.

Rangers fans were delighted with the signing of Ofoborh and took to Twitter to celebrate the 21-year-old signing a pre-contract deal.

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