Frozen out African 24-year-old given Ibrox reprieve after transfer struggles
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Rangers forward Joe Dodoo released from contract at Ibrox

Rangers’ Ghanaian forward Joe Dodoo has left the Ibrox club by mutual consent as his contract is terminated with a year remaining.

The 24-year-old former Leicester striker was signed back in 2016 as Mark Warburton gained promotion to the top tier in Scotland.

But the forward has struggled over three seasons in Glasgow and following numerous loan moves around the lower leagues of England is now free to join another club.

Thankfully, Dodoo was signed on a pre-contract with his contract expiring at the King Power Stadium.

If you cast your mind back to what Mark Warburton said as Dodoo signed, things certainly didn’t go to plan.

“Joe is young with great potential; an exciting talent, technically very strong, a good athlete and a good size,” said Warburton, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“He will come in and be keen to make an impression and we’re delighted to get him.

“We’ve got to strengthen the squad and add that quality.

“What we have got to do is get the club back to where it was before but that won’t be easy. All we can do is try and get better every day. If we do that we’ll be there or thereabouts.”

Dodoo spent last season on loan at Blackpool. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Dodoo would go on to play 27 times for Rangers, scoring five goals. He spent part of 2017 on loan at Charlton and last season on-loan with Seasiders Blackpool.

He joins Graham Dorrans in being released by Rangers on transfer deadline day.

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