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Rangers “not” eyeing deal to sign former loanee

An update has emerged on Rangers and their plans for the remainder of the summer transfer window at Ibrox…

What’s the talk?

The Heart & Hand podcast’s Twitter account, who are an official media partner of the club, has revealed one player the Light Blues are not plotting a deal to sign.

They Tweeted: “Amad Diallo not on Rangers radar currently.”

The Manchester United man spent the second half of last season on loan at Ibrox and does not appear set for a second stint in Scotland.

Gio van Bronckhorst will be gutted

This update will leave the head coach gutted as he would surely be keen for Ross Wilson to target a swoop for the attacker again.

Amad endured a difficult start to his career at Ibrox but came into his own in the final weeks of the campaign and offered a glimpse of what he could do with a full season – and a pre-season – to showcase his talent.

The wizard, who cost the Red Devils £19m in 2021, only managed one goal – with zero assists to his name – in his first seven Premiership outings after scoring on his debut against Ross County. He struggled to make his mark early on after joining midway through the season and then burst into life towards the end of his loan.

In his last three Scottish top-flight matches, he scored two goals and caught the eye with SofaScore ratings of 6.9 or higher in all of them. He found his feet in a Light Blues shirt and showed that he does have the quality to make a big impact in the final third.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Former United man Dan James previously hailed his ability, saying:

Amad has come in and, as a young lad, he’s been unbelievable in training. 

I mean his professionalism [is very good] and he’s settled in straight away, I’d say, do you know what I mean? 

We see his quality in training, he has unbelievable feet, but we’ve seen he also presses well and wins the ball back, which is exactly what we want.

The 19-year-old, therefore, could have been an influential player for Rangers next season after six months to get settled in in Scotland.

Instead, he will either be staying at Old Trafford or moving elsewhere, leaving van Bronckhorst fuming that he will be unable to work with Diallo again in the 2022/23 campaign.

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