Rangers have been linked with teenage Man United talent Amad Diallo with the 19-year-old Ivorian winger said to be at the Ibrox club’s training centre.
Signed from Serie A side Atalanta last January in deal that could rise to £37.2m, Amad Diallo was branded as “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game” by then United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [BBC Sport].
But over the last year the young Ivorian has made only three Premier League appearances – including none this season – with another six across Europe and the FA Cup.
Man United are eager to loan the youngster out this window, even with Anthony Martial heading to Sevilla on loan, and Rangers have now been linked by the Scottish Daily Express.
Rangers-linked to Man United winger Amad Diallo
This is after reports of Rangers interest in Amad Diallo began to break on popular Rangers fan forum Follow, Follow, with apparently in the know posters claiming the winger is “at the training centre”.
If the move does go through, this will be an exciting signing for Rangers fans as one of the game’s most talented youngsters makes the switch to Ibrox.
The reports come after Rangers also travelled to Carrington during the week to play an U23s match against Man United, with Cole McKinnon scoring a penalty for the Gers in a 2-1 defeat.
Perhaps this was an opportunity for Rangers to get a closer look at Amad Diallo – although there is no confirmation he played – with the Ivorian a regular for United’s youth team this season.
Fabrizio Romano has also claimed that Rangers are set to sign a six-month loan deal for the winger with no option to buy.
Right wing is also a problem position for Rangers and there is a lot to like about this deal as the sounds around Amad Diallo and Man United gather pace.
Already capped four times by the Ivory Coast, Diallo’s most prolific spell has come with the Atalanta youth team, where he netted 13 goals and laid on 15 in 43 games [Transfermarkt].
Whilst Man United kid Amad Diallo could be heading to Ibrox, one Rangers star now appears likely to be heading south.