Amad Diallo’s six-month loan to Rangers hasn’t worked out as planned, with the young Ivorian struggling for appearances in Scotland.
Diallo burst onto the scene last season with Manchester United and looked destined to join Feyenoord on loan in September, only for the deal to fall through due to an injury sustained in training.
Instead, the former Atalanta winger joined Rangers in January after recovering from the injury. The 19-year-old has made just four appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season, totaling only 133 minutes since joining the club.
It’s not the kind of progress United were hoping for when they sent him out on loan, and now there are reports that Rangers are looking to offload the youngster.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that Rangers will look to let Diallo leave at the earliest opportunity. There will be no attempts to extend his loan deal and he will instead return to United this summer.
Furthermore, it’s added that United are likely to look for another loan move next season.
SN’s verdict on Diallo’s failed loan move…
United paid top dollar for Diallo and he made a good impression in his first six months at the club. That unfortunate pre-season injury set him back for quite a while and that could be why he’s finding it difficult at Rangers.
Clearly, the boy is blessed with bags of talent, and eventually, he will get it right. Another loan move upon his return is probably the right move – competition for places will be fierce at United next season and there are no guarantees that the new manager will be keen to blood youngsters straight from the offset.