Monday, 24 August 2015

Rangers confirm signing of Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem


Rangers manager Mark Warburton has tonight confirmed the signing of 18-year old Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem. Following his side’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Hibernian at Ibrox, Rangers’ boss conceded at long last what the world knew a number of days ago, that the deep-lying playmaker has agreed a season-long loan.

Warburton said:
          
          “I’m delighted to get Gideon. It’s down to the people at Arsenal and a lot of hard work by the people here, too. He is a very talented player. He’ll have to work hard and earn his pitch time, which I’m sure he’ll do.”

Warburton previously stated he saw Zelalem as a future first team regular, such as the esteem the young creative player is held on, but did also concede that the loan is for an initial 6 months with a view to extending it if all goes well.

          “He’s here until January with a view to extending if all goes well. That’s about us making sure he’s right for us and him making sure we’re right for him.”

This really is a stunning signing for Rangers, and while the midfield has been impressive thus far this season, the one player it has lacked is the visionary and clever ‘regista’ (as they say in Italy) – the deep-lying dictator who can put their foot on the ball and pick out a pass.

That is Gedion Zelalem in a nutshell.

3 comments:

  1. In the words of the great Pink Floyd 'Welcome to the machine'

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  2. I havent seen anything of this Kid but Arsenal people i work with say he as a big future so fingers crossed, Regista eh, Magine us havin a Regista, How far we have come!, With this lad comin in hopefully this will REGISTER an end for Law I just dont see him being here next year hopefully!

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  3. Let's not get carried away. He has not played a single minute of a single Premier League match for Arsenal.

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