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GERS SHOCK SWOOP FOR MAN UTD WINGER

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RANGERS have completed a shock swoop for £37.2million Manchester United winger Amad Diallo.

The 19-year-old attacker, who was bought for a massive fee from Serie A outfit Atalanta in January last year, has agreed a short-term loan deal with the Premiership leaders.

Diallo, who has scored one goal in 17 appearances for the Old Trafford club, is standing by to make his Gers debut in the league outing in Dingwall against Ross County tomorrow afternoon.

The tricky touchline ace, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “I am delighted to join Rangers until the end of the season.

“It is fantastic for me at this stage of my career to have the opportunity to come to such a big club that is challenging on a number of fronts and will give me some excellent opportunities to test myself in many environments.

“I look forward to training with my team-mates for the first-time and to meeting the fans for the first time at Ross County on Saturday.”

Following his side’s 1-0 win over Livingston in midweek, boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst admitted he was hoping to add to his squad before Monday night’s transfer deadline.

The Dutchman added: “I am really pleased to add Amad to our squad for the rest of the season.

“He is a player who I have been aware of for some time and when the opportunity to sign him came up, we were very keen to make it happen.

“He will add a lot to our squad and provide even more competition for the players in the forward areas.”

Diallo’s arrival follows the news winger Ianis Hagi will miss the rest of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery in London.

The newcomer was born in the Ivory Coast, before moving to Italy at the age of 10, joining Atalanta in 2015.

The youngster made his debut for Atalanta in 2019, becoming the youngest player – at 17 years and 109 days old – to score on his Serie A debut in their 7-1 thrashing of Udinese.

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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