Rangers need Toumani Diagouraga, suggests Derek Johnstone

Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Toumani Diagouraga from Brentford in the January transfer window.

Rangers legend Derek Johnstone has suggested in The Glasgow Evening Times that Toumani Diagouraga would be a good signing for the Gers.

Diagouraga is on the books of Brentford at the moment and has a contract until June 2017.

According to Sky Sports, Rangers are interested in signing the 28-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window.

Johnstone, who played for the Gers in the 1970s and 1980s and is a club legend, rates Diagouraga highly, and has suggested that he would be a good addition to Mark Warburton’s squad.

“If we could get Diagouraga in, that would make the team a bit more solid, because if there is one criticism, if you like, of this side it is that they lose soft goals at times,” the former Scotland international has written in The Glasgow Evening Times.

“At Rangers, if you have one holding midfielder, if he is clever enough, he should be able to do the job well. That is one area that Mark will be looking at and he knows Diagouraga well from his time at Brentford.

“We need someone who is solid and strong in the middle of the park, someone that can go and pick up and track runners and provide a bit of protection to the centre-backs.”

In 27 Championship appearances for Rangers so far this season, Diagouraga has created 14 chances, has a pass accuracy of 86%, has won 15 headers, 10 dribbles and 28 tackles.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 50 points from 20 matches. Warburton’s team are five points clear of second-placed Falkirk and also have a game in hand.

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