With Rangers evidently entering into a slight ‘transfer saga’ with English Championship outfit Brentford for the signature of key midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, it is worth getting up to speed on events to date regarding the affair.
Summer 2015 – with Rangers securing the services of Griffin Park’s ex-boss Mark Warburton, a glut of Championship and English League One players are linked to Ibrox. Diagouraga was one of them but nothing came of the story.
January 7th 2016:
Rangers are rumoured to have bid for the colossal Frenchman, with the sum undisclosed.
The bid is confirmed, and revealed at around the £100,000 mark.
The bid is rejected out of hand, with rumours a £450K bid is immiment.
Ibroxnoise sources claim Diagouraga wants to talk to Warburton about the interest. 24 hours later quotes emerge verifying the midfielder’s interest in the story.
Diagouraga hands in a transfer request
Brentford reject the request and rumours abound that they demand at least £750K to let him go.
That is where things currently lie. Will Dave King authorise such a vast sum? Will Rangers reject this figure as too high?
Watch this space.