Comments on Aaron Nemane’s U18 debut from 2012 show he’s set to be a Rangers hit

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are reportedly set to secure a loan deal to bring the Manchester City winger to Ibrox.

Aaron Nemane of Manchester City looks on during the FA Youth Cup semi-final, second leg between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on April 8, 2015 in Leicester,...

Mark Allen is set to make his first signing as Rangers’ Director of Football, and upon further inspection it looks an exciting one.

Not many Gers fans may have heard of Manchester City youngster Aaron Nemane, who the BBC report will join the Ibrox club on loan.


Aaron Nemane of Manchester City beats Jeff Reine-Adelaide of Arsenal during the FA Youth Cup Semi Final, First Leg match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the City Football Academy on...

But having worked with the winger in his role as the Citizens’ Academy Director, Allen knows all about his talent.

In fact, Nemane’s ability became obvious in his very first game for City’s U18s, when he scored twice as a 14-year-old. And comments from Allen following that game show why Nemane is set to be a hit with Rangers fans.

“Literally with his first touch he put the ball in the back of the net,” Allen said in a report by Tribal Football at the time.

"It was no fluke as he followed it up with a brave header which for a 14-year old boy in under-18s football shows he has the temperament and he can cope with that arena,” he continued.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Making a quick impact, bravery and an ability to cope with an environment he is perhaps not used to are traits that will stand Nemane in fantastic stead as he heads to Glasgow.

Pedro Caixinha’s side have endured a rocky start to the season, and already trail Celtic by five points in the Scottish Premiership table.

But if Nemane can show those three characteristics at Ibrox he will quickly endear himself to fans, while the odd goal to help close the gap to Celtic certainly wouldn’t go amiss either.

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