Rangers have confirmed that Nnamdi Ofoborh has left the club by mutual agreement after more than two years.

The 23-year old midfielder arrived with high hopes, signed on a pre-contract agreement in February 2021.

After over two years of tests and investigations though, it looks as though Rangers and Nnamdi Ofoborh have decided that enough is enough, as revealed via the club’s official website.

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Rangers announce Nnamdi Ofoborh’s departure

A short statement on the club’s official website doesn’t go into much detail, however, there is a strange choice of language.

“Rangers can today announce that the club and Nnamdi Ofoborh have mutually agreed to end his contract.

“The midfielder, who joined Rangers at the start of 2021-22 season has opted to pursue a career elsewhere.

“Everyone at Rangers wishes Nnamdi all the very best of luck for the future.”

“The use of “a career” rather than “his career” indicates that the former Bournemouth player is looking to move on from playing.”

Ofoborh arrived at Rangers for pre-season training under Steven Gerrard and looked set to be a replacement for Glen Kamara but with more physicality.

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It was only during initial testing that a heart defect was identified and he was immediately withdrawn from training.

Michael Beale spoke about Rangers obligation to Nnamdi Ofoborh not long after taking over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst but it was clear that the Nigeria youth international was struggling to progress beyond even low level fitness work.

The truth will eventually come out as to the investigations and treatment that Ofoborh has had but the reality is that what was the highlight of a young footballer’s career fast became a nightmare and a life changing transfer for all the wrong reasons.

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