Lassana Coulibaly would give Rangers midfield depth they need next season

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are interested in signing Malian international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly this summer.

What’s the story?

The Light Blues have already made seven first-team signings this summer following the appointment of Steven Gerrard, but the expectation is that they are far from adjusting their squad ahead of next season.

One player on their radar is Angers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly, according to The Scottish Sun.

They say that he is a loan target of Gerrard’s, although the player would require a work permit, which could complicate his arrival.

Who is he?

Still just 22 years of age, Coulibaly arrived at Angers last summer from fellow Ligue 1 side Bastia, but has failed to win a regular starting place in their midfield, starting just eight league matches last term.

The £1.1m-rated man has however made 64 career appearances in the French top-flight, demonstrating he likely has enough quality to his game to make an impression in the Scottish Premiership, which is a poorer standard of league.

A deep lying midfielder, he can provide competition for the likes of Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack next term, giving Gerrard plenty of options and depth in the position next term.

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