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Soccer News of Sunday, 18 July 2021


Tragedy as Nigerian U20 star who was about signing for Rangers discovered with heart issue during medicals

Nnamdi Ofoborh in action for Bournemouth Nnamdi Ofoborh in action for Bournemouth

Nnamdi Ofoborh's dream move to Scottish champions Rangers may have suffered a major setback after it was discovered that he has a heart problem, Daily Mail, Sky Sports.

Ofoborh's heart issue The 21-year-old agreed a deal to join Steven Gerrard's side but during his medical, a red flag was raised regarding his heart.

The signing of the Nigerian U20 international has now been put on hold and after Rangers' friendly game against Arsenal at Gerrard confirmed Oforborh's heart issue.

"Unfortunately something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test."

"There's been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he's going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to do more tests before we move forward. "I spoke to him yesterday, told him to keep smiling and be patient and we will do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people and the right support and hopefully he will be back, not too long."

Ofobroh's club career

Ofobroh started his career with Bournemouth and enjoyed his spell at the academy where he was rewarded with a professional contract to play at senior level.

He failed to break into Eddie Howie's side but was named as a substitute in three Premier League games before going on two separate loan spells with Wycombe and was released after his contract expired.

The youngster had signed a pre-agreement four-year deal with Scottish champions Rangers subject to medical.