Senegalese international on his way to Ibrox?
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Blackburn Rovers forward El Hadji Diouf is travelling to Glasgow to conduct talks with Rangers over a deadline day move, STV understands. The Senegalese international could agree a loan deal to play for the Ibrox club until the end of the season.
Rangers have been working behind the scenes to add to their squad before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday and are hoping to persuade the striker to move north. The player would be the second forward to join the Gers within 24 hours if a deal is agreed, following the signing of David Healy from Sunderland on Sunday.
This is very interesting. One can imagine that if the Senegalese international does make the move to Rangers that his presence in any Old Firm match may require a hell of a lot more policing than normal. The charming former Liverpool and Bolton man did of course spit at Celtic fans back in 2003, just one of many distasteful acts the 30 year old has been involved in recent years, the most recent of which saw the attacker verbally attack a player claiming he was feigning injury when he lay on the floor with a broken leg an act that left Blackburn Rovers looking to sell Diouf.
That said, on a footballing level he could well be of great use to Walter Smith as he looks to add more creativity to his Ibrox side as they look to up their challenge to beat Celtic to the SPL title.