Of the five wingers linked with moves to Rangers during the 2022 January transfer window, four of them can look back over the last 18 months with a degree with satisfaction.

Andreas Skov Olsen – reportedly the subject of a £5 million bid from Rangers – is now a regular in the Danish national team after scoring and assisting at a reliable rate for Club Brugge. Francis Amuzu set up a career-best 12 goals for his Anderlecht team-mates last season. 

Albert Gudmundsson’s superb form during Genoa’s promotion-winning campaign reportedly earned him a place on the radar of AC Milan. Olimpiu Morutan, meanwhile, was labelled a ‘phenomenon’ by none other than Andrea Pirlo after his own Serie B spell. 

For Akinkunmi Amoo, however, success has been far harder to come by.

Lyngby Boldklub vs FC Copenhagen - Danish 3F Superliga
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Rangers may have dodged a £4m bullet

According to reports from Scandinavia at the time, Rangers were running the rule over Amoo before his eventual £4 million move from Hammarby IF to FC Copenhagen. 

But, after a slow start to life in the Danish capital, a ruptured knee ligament just weeks into his first full campaign with Copenhagen proved to be a fatal blow to Amoo’s hopes of living up to a fee which made him the third biggest signing in the club’s history at the time.

Confirmation of Amoo’s switch to Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia, meanwhile, brings a sudden end to his Copenhagen career, 101 minutes of league football all he has to show for 18 months he will look back on with much fondness.

“We have reached an agreement with FC Copenhagen to sign 21-year-old Nigerian winger, Akinkunmi Amoo,” reads a statement on the Omonia website. “The contract is for three years. 

“We welcome Akinkumni Amoo to the OMONIA family and wish him every success.” 

18 months wasted

Neither Omonia nor Copenhagen have confirmed the size of Amoo’s price-tag. But it is highly likely to be a mere fraction of the fee Rangers would have been quoted back in January 2022.

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