Rangers complete loan signing of Manchester United’s Amad Diallo

The former Atalanta winger is the latest addition to Giovanni van Bronckhorst's squad.

Rangers complete loan signing of Manchester United’s Amad Diallo Getty Images

Rangers have announced the signing of winger Amad Diallo on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.

The Ivory Coast international joins Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad immediately and will be in the squad to face Ross County in the Premiership this weekend.

Diallo joined United in January last year from Atalanta, for a fee reported to be upwards of £20m.

The winger, who has three caps for his country but was not in Ivory Coast’s Africa Cup of Nations squad, has struggled for game time at Old Trafford and had been told he could move on loan to continue his development.

Diallo has only made one appearance for United this season, playing 68 minutes against Young Boys in the Champions League.

The player told Rangers website: “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 teammates for the first-time tomorrow and to meeting the fans for the first time at Ross County on Saturday.”

Van Bronckhorst 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 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.”

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson said the signing was a coup for the club and they had beaten others to land his signature.

 “This is a really exciting signing for us as Amad was highly sought after by a number of clubs,” he said.

“We have been working hard with Manchester United and Amad’s agents throughout January to reach an agreement for Amad to become a Rangers player.

“We have stayed patient in our discussions as we know what Amad can bring to our group. Amad and Manchester United had an array of options this window across the Premier League and in Europe, so needless to say, I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to convince both Manchester United and Amad that Rangers is the perfect place for him to continue to showcase his undoubted and exciting talent.”

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