'Please sign him': Kaizer Chiefs fans react to Rangers' reported George Maluleka interest

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Feyenoord and Rangers FC at De Kuip on November 28, 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

South Africa international George Maluleka has been linked with a shock move to Steven Gerrard's Scottish Premiership challengers Rangers.

Kaizer Chiefs' midfielder George Maluleka controls the ball during the ABSA Premier Soccer League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in...

George Maluleka has given five years of loyal service to Kaizer Chiefs, winning a single South African league title and making well over 100 appearances in their distinguished golden kit. But it's fair to say that his loyalty is unlikely to be rewarded by the Glamour Boys fanbase.

The 30-year-old enforcer is out of contract at the end of the season and, after spending his entire professional career in his homeland, SunSport claim that Maluleka could be heading to Europe for the very first time.

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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are interested, they say, with the Glasgow giants having sent scouts to South Africa to watch the six-time international in action.

George Maluleka of South Africa celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FIFA U20 World Cup Group F match between United Arab Emirates and South Africa at the Alexandria Stadium...

Now, it’s fair to say Maluleka is hardly a household name in the blue half of Scotland’s second city so the veteran midfielder remains something of a mystery in the eyes of the Ibrox faithful.

But the response from Kaizer Chiefs fans on social media won’t exactly fill Rangers supporters with much hope. It seems that many a Johannesburg local would happily drive the 13,500 miles to drop off Maluleka, bags packed and boots on, at the Ibrox doorstep.

Maybe he’s simply overstayed his welcome at the heart of the Kaizer Chiefs midfield.

Chara of Petro de Luanda and George Maluleka of SuperSport during the CAF Confedaration Cup match between SuperSport United and Petro de Luanda at Lucas Moripe Stadium on April 06, 2013 in...

 

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