Nigeria's Umar Sadiq close to Rangers deal

Dedryck Boyata of Celtic heads over the bar in the second half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park

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

Sadiq joins Rangers after having spent last season on loan at Torino and Dutch side NAC Breda.

The move, which is subject to worldwide clearance, will see the 22-year-old become Steven Gerrard's eighth signing of the summer.

Rangers have confirmed the signing of Lassana Coulibaly on a season-long loan from Angers.

"I found out Rangers were interested in me about a month ago when I was on holiday in Nigeria".

"You don't have to think twice when someone says that to you".

"He called me about two weeks ago and from there I started changing my mind".

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"Rangers is a good team, I'd heard the name before Gerrard came in here".

But with midfield signings being made at Angers across this summer, Coulibaly was going to find first team chances hard to come by, but at Rangers the Mali International will likely be heralded as one to watch throughout the campaign.

"In Nigeria we do follow the English Premier League but also the Scottish Premiership".

Capped nine times by Mali, Coulibaly will be part of a cast of players expected to star in Gerrard's first top-flight football managerial test.

"I am very happy to be here", he told Rangers TV.

He smiled: "I don't like to say anything about myself but I am a hardworking player who always wants to help the team". He just asked me whether if I wanted to join his team or not and I said yes.

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