Barry Ferguson raves about Rangers target Toumani Diagouraga

Rangers are trying to sign Toumani Diagouraga from Brentford.

Speaking to the Daily Record, former Rangers star Barry Ferguson has shared his view on the Gers trying to sign Toumani Diagouraga this month, admitting he is a massive fan of the Brentford midfielder.

Ferguson said: “Diagouraga has always caught my eye at Brentford so much so that I’m surprised none of the bigger Championship clubs or even a Premier League outfit have taken a punt on him. Over the past couple of years he has flourished and is a perfect example of the modern midfielder – big, strong, athletic but also capable of handling the ball.”

Diagouaraga has been linked with the Gers by the Record, with the midfielder even going as far as to tell Brentford that he wants to leave West London to link up with Mark Warburton.

The duo worked together at Watford and then Brentford, and Warburton has made is clear that Diagouraga is one of his priorities for this January transfer window.

Ferguson, himself a tough tackling midfielder in his playing days, is a big fan of the 28-year-ol Frenchman, admitting surprise that no Premier League sides have tried to sign him in recent years.

He is the archetype of a modern midfielder, being physical but technically gifted at the same time. He can win the ball, keep possession and attack the opposition box with relative ease, and at 28 experienced but still has space to develop.

Rangers are trying hard to bring in Diagouraga, and it appears to be a fantastic move by the promotion chasing Scottish club.

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