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Rangers fumbled chance to pair Ryan Kent with English wizard

Rangers forward Amad Diallo registered his second goal for the club over the weekend as he scored in a 2-0 win for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men at Ibrox on Sunday.

The winger has struggled for form since making the switch to Glasgow on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window.

In eight Premiership outings for the Light Blues, Amad has scored two goals and failed to provide a single assist whilst averaging a dismal SofaScore rating of 6.53.

He has been unable to make himself a regular starter for van Bronckhorst and sporting director Ross Wilson will surely be ruing the decision to bring the Ivorian in.

The ex-Southampton chief could have opted to sign a different player and one gem the club were reportedly interested in was Manchester City forward James McAtee.

Imagine him & Kent

Wilson fumbled the chance to land a frightening wing pairing as he would have been able to hand van Bronckhorst the firepower to line up with Kent and McAtee on the wings.

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The latter has been in phenomenal form for Manchester City at youth level throughout the campaign. He has amassed a whopping 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions across 28 games. The attacker has also played a further six times for the Cityzens at senior level, which shows how highly Pep Guardiola rates him.

McAtee has plundered 26 goals and 16 assists in 46 Premier League 2 outings in total for the club in recent seasons as he has worked his way into the first-team set-up.

He is capable of playing in attacking midfield and on both wings, which means that he would have been able to play anywhere across the frontline – linking up with the likes of Kent, Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Kent has been particularly productive for the Gers this season as he has chipped in with three goals and 19 assists in all competitions. This shows that he is able to make things happen on a consistent basis in the final third, just as McAtee has proven he can do at youth level and as Amad has failed to do.

Now, imagine both of them scoring and assisting goals week-in-week-out for Rangers in multiple competitions this season; what a frightening prospect that would be for defenders.

Wilson fumbled a deal to sign the exciting English teenager and will surely be regretting his decisions during the January window as a result of that.

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