Hammarby chief scout responds to Amoo's link with Glasgow Rangers
Published: January 26, 2022
Hammarby chief scout responds to Amoo's link with Glasgow Rangers
Speculation linking Nigeria underage international Akinkunmi Amoo with a move to Glasgow Rangers before the close of the January transfer window are incorrect.

The 2019 U17 World Cup star made a splash in his first full season with Hammarby with a goal involvement of 18 (13 goals, 5 assists) in 36 appearances in domestic matches, and also showed off in the Europa Conference League qualifying rounds.

Amoo's outstanding form in 2021 saw him nominated for the Allsvenskan Young Player of the Year but he missed out on the award to Malmo's Veljko Birmancevic.

Interim coach of the Super Eagles Austin Eguavoen namechecked him when talk of the likely replacement for Odion Ighalo in the Super Eagles 2021 Africa Cup of Nations squad came up but Nigeria was refused a late squad change by the Confederation of African Football.

When contacted to verify claims that Amoo could be joining Rangers, Hammarby chief scout  Mikael Hjelmberg told allnigeriasoccer.com : "There has been no contact with Rangers, I don't think he's leaving Hammarby in the January transfer window".

Amoo's agent Patrick Mork added : "I have heard nothing from Rangers".

Sidos FC will benefit from the future sale of Amoo having inserted a sell-on clause into the deal bringing him to Hammarby in June 2020.

The 19-year-old is expected to start pre-season training with Hammarby this week.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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