Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants permanent contract for Lassana Coulibaly

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers brought Lassana Coulibaly to Ibrox on loan.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been quoted as saying by The Scottish Sun that he would love to make Lassana Coulibaly’s loan deal at Ibrox permanent.

Coulibaly joined Rangers from Angers on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.

The Mali international midfielder has already been a huge hit for Rangers and has been a key figure for the Gers in the opening weeks of the season.

The 22-year-old has established himself in the Rangers starting lineup, and manager Gerrard has suggested that he would love to make Coulibaly’s loan deal permanent.

The Scottish Sun quotes Gerrard as saying: “We would love to have Lassana on a full-time basis.

“We admire him and that’s the reason we brought him in, but at the moment it’s a loan and he belongs to another club.”

Lassana Coulibaly of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Long way to go?

It is still early days, but Coulibaly has been hugely impressive, and there is no surprise that Rangers manager Gerrard is already thinking about making his loan deal permanent.

However, there is a long way to go this season, and maybe it is too early to judge the Mali international midfielder.

It remains to be seen if the Angers-owned midfielder is able to maintain his consistent for the entire season.

Lassana Coulibaly of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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