Bournemouth Duo Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh Leave for Rangers

Bournemouth Jack Simpson

Two more Bournemouth transfers were confirmed on Tuesday, when the club confirmed the sales of Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh to Scottish giants Rangers.

Cherries centre-back Simpson, 24, had agreed a pre-contract with the Glasgow side earlier in January. A deadline day deal was secured which sees the Englishman head north for the rest of this season and beyond.

Meanwhile, young midfielder Ofoborh turned down a new contract on the south coast and instead will join Steven Gerrard’s side. He moves to Scotland in the summer, and in the meantime will play on loan at Wycombe Wanderers.

Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh Leave Bournemouth for Rangers

Busy Deadline Day of Bournemouth Transfers

The Cherries’ transfer committee had a long day on Monday, with a total of six deals completed. It all began with Ofoborh’s loan to Wycombe, before Simpson’s move to Rangers was announced.

Then, a late flurry of business saw Ofoborh’s pre-contract with Rangers confirmed, while Josh King joined Everton and Mikael Ndjoli left for League Two Barrow. The only incoming was Shane Long on loan from Southampton.

It’s clear manager Jason Tindall was keen to streamline his squad for the rest of the season. Promotion is the aim, with Bournemouth sixth in the Championship.

Simpson’s Long Service

The defender gave 12 years to the south coast side, and it was a sad moment for all as the academy product left Bournemouth for good.

But despite all that time at the club, he made only 35 appearances for the first-team. His failure to cement a place will have been a key factor behind his departure.

He will be hoping to get on the pitch more in Scotland, after joining a Rangers side which looks destined to end Celtic’s league dominance this season.

Ofoborh’s Wycombe Audition

While Simpson has the task of impressing Steven Gerrard straight away, Ofoborh has an audition to pass for the rest of the season. He joins Wycombe to help them in their fight against relegation.

He is well-known to the Chairboys, after helping them to promotion to the Championship last term. The 21-year-old midfielder made 25 appearances and scored twice that season.

By bringing him back, Gareth Ainsworth has shown that he likes and trusts Ofoborh as a player. If he can repay that trust with some good performances, then he’ll be in a good position to hit the ground running at Rangers next season.

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