Rangers Football Club has reportedly finalized the signing of Mohamed Diomande from FC Nordsjaelland, overcoming travel disruptions caused by Storm Isha. The news, initially reported by TEAMtalk, was shared on Twitter on Monday night, revealing that the deal has been successfully completed.
Despite challenges posed by the adverse weather conditions, Chris Jack of Rangers Review had earlier assured fans that the Ivorian midfielder’s deal was not in jeopardy, mentioning that the only delay was in his physical presence at Ibrox due to travel issues. The medical examination was still pending and was slated to take place upon Diomande’s arrival in Glasgow.
TEAMtalk’s Twitter post read, “RANGERS SIGNING. In addition to a report we brought you on Sunday, Rangers have now completed a deal to sign FC Nordsjælland star Mohamed Diomande… The attacking midfielder is supposed to be at Ibrox but his travel has been delayed by Storm Isha.”
The announcement raises questions about the completion of the deal before Diomande’s physical presence at Ibrox. Speculation suggests that a medical examination may have been conducted satisfactorily at an alternative location. The 22-year-old, who was part of Nordsjaelland’s training camp in the United States, might still be on the other side of the Atlantic or could have been diverted to a different European destination as he made his way to Scotland. It is posited that Rangers may have had a medical team available at the new location to carry out the necessary procedures.
The situation remains somewhat unclear as to whether the news of the completed deal is premature or not. If confirmed, Mohamed Diomande would become the second addition to Philippe Clement’s squad in January, following the earlier loan acquisition of Fabio Silva from Wolves. The pursuit of a left-back and a striker, however, continues without a resolution at this time.