Steven Gerrard makes Lassana Coulibaly Rangers’ eighth signing

Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018

Umar Sadiq has officially joined Rangers on a season long loan from Roma.

Rangers have completed the season-long loan signing of Mali global Lassana Coulibaly from French side Angers.

The 21-year-old scored two Serie A goals for the Giallorossi in the 2015-16 season, before loan spells at Bologna and Torino.

He told Rangers TV: "To be honest the plan was to stay at Roma this season but when Steven Gerrard calls you can't say no".

"At the moment he is still a Roma player but it has been well documented that I am a fan, but it's just a case of watch this space", he said.

"He told me about the team; even though I already knew about Rangers and that they are the most successful team in the world".

Gerrard will be able to add Coulibaly to his Europa League squad, as they begin their qualifying campaign against Macedonian outfit, FK Shkupi on Thursday.

Mali worldwide Coulibaly, who has been capped 10 times, admits the lure of playing for Gerrard was too good to turn down.

Coulibaly may be followed through the entrance at Ibrox very soon with the club said to be confident of securing a season-long loan move for Roma forward Umar Sadiq.

Sadiq will join the likes of Connor Goldson, Jamie Murphy, Allan McGregor, Jon Flanagan and Scott Arfield as new signings at Ibrox, and will give Gerrard a new look team to take into his first managerial combat with.

"He (Gerrard) can help me to develop my football".