Diouf eager for extended stay at Rangers

01 February 2011 07:30

El Hadji Diouf has set his sights on becoming a Rangers legend after joining the club on loan from Blackburn.

The former Senegal international signed for Rangers until the end of the season late in the transfer window but he is keen to make his stay in Glasgow more permanent.

"I am very happy to join one of the biggest clubs in the world," he told www.rangersfc.co.uk. "This club has a great history. It will be great to wear the shirt and I will do my best."

He added: "It's funny because I played against Rangers in the summer in Australia with Blackburn and I was talking about that with my friend Chris Samba. I know it's a massive thing for me.

"Rangers are known throughout the world and I want to be a legend here.

"I was talking with Walter Smith about how many Rangers fans went to watch Rangers in Australia. It just shows the power of the club."

Diouf hopes to make his Clydesdale Bank Premier League debut against Hearts at Ibrox on Tuesday before Rangers host Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

He added: "I know all about the big rivalry between the two clubs. I have seen many Rangers-Celtic games because a few of my friends have played for Rangers like Amdy Faye, Jean-Alain Boumsong and Fabrice Fernandes.

"Every one of them always said great things about the club in the past and I always remembered."

"I actually spoke to Diomansy Kamara about coming to Rangers - even although he played for Celtic - and he told me not to hesitate. He told me they were a massive club with a massive support and I had to take the chance."

Source: PA