Nigerian Ofoborh ready for Rangers challenge after Bournemouth farewell

The 21-year-old is ready to formalize his permanent transfer to Ibrox stadium when his contract with the Cherries expires on Wednesday.

Nigerian U20 midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh sent his farewell message to AFC Bournemouth ahead of the end of his permanent transfer to Scottish Premiership champions Rangers.

Ofoborh is expected to leave Vitality Stadium as a free agent this week and he already signed a four-year pre-contract with Gers last February.

The 21-year-old, who played eight league games with the Wycombe Wanderers last season, expressed his gratitude to his teammates and club management for their support.

Ofoborh started his football career at Bournemouth at the age of 16 and rose through the ranks before landing his first professional contract in 2017.

The young Nigerian star has only had the opportunity to make three league appearances for the Cherries during his four-year stay at the club.

“As this chapter of my life comes to a close, I just want to thank AFC Bournemouth for welcoming me at 16 and helping me become the player I am today. Teammates turned brothers. I don’t. wouldn’t change it for nothing. Thank you, ”Ofoborth wrote on Instagram.

“Thank goodness I can’t wait to see this next chapter… let’s go! “

Ofoborh, who was part of the Flying Eagles squad for the 2019 Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, will join compatriots Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun in Steven Gerrard’s squad next season as they look to defend the title of Premiership.

Earlier this year, the 21-year-old revealed his intention is to play in European elite club competition following the Rangers’ successful campaign last season.

“It has always been a dream for me to play in the Champions League,” Ofoborh said.

“I am a person who is confident in my abilities and I have been through a lot in my career already.

“But I have always told my friends that one day I will participate in this tournament. If I have that chance at Rangers, I would have done it much sooner than expected.

“It would be a huge achievement for me. I’m buzzing about the move. It’s always a bit surreal for me to join a club like Rangers. Can’t wait to get up there, get started, and do what I need to do.

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