21-year old midfielder to arrive at Ibrox in 8 days

21-year old midfielder to arrive at Ibrox in 8 days
Nnamdi Ofoborh on loan from AFC Bournemouth of Wycombe Wanderers at full time during the Sky Bet Championship behind closed doors match between Watford and Wycombe Wanderers at Vicarage Road, Watford, England on 3 March 2021. PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK Copyright: xAndyxRowlandx PMI-4003-0018

Barely-recalled these days, Rangers signed not only Fashion Sakala but now-former Bournemouth man Nnamdi Ofoboroh who is 8 days away from being paraded at Ibrox as an official player for the Light Blues.

But what exactly do Rangers have in this promising young 21-year old midfielder?

A Nigeria U20 international with 3 caps, Ofoboroh already has a wealth of experience with 39 career appearance at League One, EFL Cup and Championship level with both Bournemouth and Wycombe, so this is not a green lad with nothing behind him.

In terms of style?

He’s a strong lad, very strong, and he’s always looking to attack forward, with varying degrees of success. His passing rate overall is a bit patchy because he often takes those risky passes into attack, but equally most of those passes forward do hit their mark.

Oforoboh is hard working, and will run like a dog to snuff out attacks – he’s excellent for the low block, even if Rangers don’t actually use one domestically, but even better for advanced compression. Most of his out-of-possession game is about pressing high and forcing opponents into errors.

In terms of ‘most like’ he’s a mix of Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara, with the ability both have defensively, while adding to his game an attacking threat with eagerness to make dynamic forward moves.

It’s actually surprising a lad of this calibre wasn’t picked up earlier by someone else, and clearly a Championship level or even lower PL side could have benefited from the quality of Ofoborh.

Make no mistake, he’s not been signed for the Academy, but could be another Kamara – another hidden gem that no one else snapped up and Rangers got for naught and could be worth big cash down the line.

We have high hopes for him and we’ll see how Stevie integrates this talented midfielder into Rangers’ side next season.

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