Abdallah Sima, who arrived in Scotland on July 1, is like a fish in water in the Glasgow Rangers squad. The team's directors may even make an offer to Brighton, his home club.
Abdallah Sima performs with every game for Rangers
He certainly didn't expect such a debut in the Scottish Premier League. On leaving Brighton in England after a successful loan spell at Angers (French Ligue 1), Abdallah Sima didn't hesitate for a moment to accept Rangers' offer. Today, the Senegalese striker has no regrets about his choice. Sima is thriving in the Scottish League. "Why did I join this club? It's to play games, score goals and help them out, so I'm happy," says the player.
And the Senegalese international is putting his money where his mouth is. He has scored six goals in 14 games in all competitions since joining on loan from Brighton. At this rate, Sima could well land a long-term contract or simply be recalled by Brighton. According to the Scottish press on Friday October 6, Rangers are considering making an offer for Abdallah Sima. Brighton had paid around £6 million (6.9 million euros) for Sima from Slavia Prague, according to The Athletic. At 22, he still has plenty of room for improvement, so Sima will be a gamble for the future.
"Sima has excellent variety in his game".
Yet the Senegalese's name meant nothing to supporters, and some were even sceptical. Where they had expected a top-class striker, it was a player who had yet to make an impact on the professional circuit who was recruited. Perceptions have now changed. Sima has got the whole of Ibrox Park (50,000 seats) on board. "We're delighted to have Abdallah join us. He's a player I'm delighted to work with, has excellent variety in his game and can fill a number of attacking positions in our team," enthused his manager Michael Beale, who never doubted the Lion's qualities. Unfortunately, he was sacked after the home defeat to Aberdeen (1-3, matchday 7) on September 30.