Giovanni van Bronckhorst details Rangers talks with Manchester United and Amad Diallo over Ibrox switch

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Amad Diallo
Amad Diallo

GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST is delighted his Rangers sales pitch paid off as he detailed the discussions that resulted in Manchester United star Amad Diallo making the move to Glasgow.

The champions completed a loan deal for Diallo earlier this week and he will make his debut in the Premiership clash with Ross County in Dingwall tomorrow afternoon.

Diallo is the second arrival of the January window at Ibrox and has put pen-to-paper with a burgeoning reputation as one of the brightest talents in the English game.

The 19-year-old will now aim to fire Rangers to the Premiership title this term and Van Bronckhorst is pleased to have added to his attack following the loss of Ianis Hagi for the remainder of the campaign.

Van Bronckhorst said: “We are very excited . We started the talks with his agent on Monday and then with Amad on Tuesday.

“I'm very happy he wanted to come to us for the remainder of the season.

“We were looking to add a player in the front because we lost Ianis for the season.

“I'm happy that we can bring in a player of this quality and I’m sure he will give us a lot of strength in the coming months.

“It was also important for the club he chose to play for this season.

“When you have a list of potential players you want to bring in, he has the quality I’m using in my team. Of course he will also know what kind of system we play.

“They were all positive talks with him and there is the stature of the club which also excited him.

“That’s why I think it was positive talking and I’m glad we could welcome him to this football club."

United splashed out a fee that could reach up to £37million to sign Diallo from Atalanta last January as the Ivorian internationalist agreed a long-term deal at Old Trafford.

Rangers had to fend off stiff competition from the Premier League and across Europe to get a deal over the line and bring Diallo north of the border.

And Van Bronckhorst is thrilled that the champions' efforts and perseverance paid off as he puts his faith in one of the Red Devils' up-and-coming talents over the next few months.

Van Bronckhorst said: "The price tag is there but I don’t think we are looking at his price tag. I’m sure that is not what he thinks about.

“He is just a young player who wants to play games. You can feel it when you talk to him.

“The only place he wants to be is on the pitch. We are bringing him to the club to be of value to the team so of course he is going to play.

“But he has to perform like any other player in the squad. I’m full of confidence he will do that.

"We talked with him and his agents and really just explained how we are as a club and what kind of environment he will come to as a player.

"That was, for us, easy to do because it is just talking about who we are and for me as a coach to explain the way we played and the way we want to use him in games. That was all part of it.

"You just have to talk and explain who you are and how you play and you hope that your message will come across and that the positive feeling you have is mutual.

"In this case, it was so I was very happy that he chose us to play for."

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