Manchester United’s £37million starlet Amad Diallo agrees six-month loan deal with Rangers as Scottish league leaders strengthen squad ahead of title charge
- Manchester United’s Amad Diallo has completed a six-month loan move to Rangers
- Diallo underwent a medical before sealing a transfer to the Scottish champions
- The 19-year-old was due to join Feyenoord in September but picked up an injury
- United believe Ibrox is the right environment for adolescent development
Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has signed a six-month loan deal with Scottish Premier League champions Rangers.
The 19-year-old joined United from Atalanta in a deal worth up to £37million and was due to join Feyenoord on a season-long loan in September but injury suffered in training paid for that and the club were looking for another temporary move.
But now Rangers, who top the Scottish Premiership and face Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League, have now completed the temporary signing of Diallo as he seeks to step up his development.
Manchester United’s Amad Diallo is in Glasgow to complete a six-month loan deal with Rangers
Ivory Coast winger set to join Scottish champions Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
Diallo told the official Rangers website: “It’s fantastic for me at this stage of my career to have the opportunity to come to such a big club which is a challenge on many fronts and will give me great opportunities to test myself in many environments.
“I’m looking forward to training with my teammates for the first time tomorrow and meeting the fans for the first time at Ross County on Saturday.”
Wayne Rooney’s Derby County had asked to take Diallo but their plight made any deal difficult.
United were keen for him to stay in the UK rather than go abroad and hope a move to Rangers can give him the right environment to start.
The Red Devils believe a loan deal for the 19-year-old (right) will boost his development
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is pushing for silverware in his first season in charge and Diallo is seen as a coup for the Ibrox club and they will be hoping the skilful striker can make an immediate impact.
The Dutch coach said on Diallo’s arrival: “He’s a player I’ve known for a while, and when the opportunity to sign him came up, we really wanted to make it happen.”
“He will add a lot to our squad and provide even more competition for the forwards.”
The 19-year-old has featured just nine times in all competitions for United’s senior team, scoring one goal.
This season, Diallo played 68 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Young Boys in the Champions League and was an unused substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.
Diallo’s contract at Old Trafford runs until 2025 and United are hoping a loan spell will help him become a regular first-team member.