Barry Ferguson Urges Rangers to Secure Permanent Deal for Mohamed Diomande

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has thrown his weight behind the Scottish Premiership challengers, urging them to secure a permanent deal for loanee Mohamed Diomande, who he believes could become a “really top player.”

The Ivorian midfielder, who faced criticism for a perceived lack of goals and assists during his time at Nordsjaelland in Denmark, has been making waves since joining Rangers on loan. Diomande has notched two goals in his first eight appearances for the team and provided a crucial assist in the UEFA Europa League clash against Benfica, dispelling doubts about his attacking capabilities.

Ferguson, a five-time Scottish Premiership title winner during his tenure with Rangers, sees Diomande’s evolving strengths as a key asset for the team. “He’s settled in really quickly,” said Ferguson in an interview with Go Radio. “He can get about the pitch, he’s got a goal in him, he’s good on the ball, and he breaks play up. He’s got all the attributes, I think, to be a really top player.”

The former skipper highlighted the financial benefits of a potential permanent deal, estimating the transfer fee to be around £4 million. “It suits Rangers’ model. For me, they’ve got to go and do that. I think that is the case that they’re going to sign him,” remarked Ferguson.

Expressing confidence in Diomande’s future prospects, Ferguson suggested that Rangers could profit from the investment. “Further down the line, if he keeps playing and improving the way that he is, he’s one Rangers could make a few bob off.”

As the Scottish Premiership unfolds, the decision to secure Diomande on a permanent basis seems to be gaining momentum, with the former captain’s endorsement adding weight to the potential deal.