Rangers: Lassana Coulibaly is Steven Gerrard's latest signing

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli falls to the ground as he is challenged by Millwall's English defender Tony Craig and Millwall's English defender Jake Cooper during

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli falls to the ground as he is challenged by Millwall's English defender Tony Craig and Millwall's English defender Jake Cooper during

The Roma youngster becomes the club's ninth signing, and second of the day after they secured a deal for Mali global Lassana Coulibaly - also on loan - from Angers earlier.

"Steven Gerrard calls, you can't say no", Sadiq told Rangers TV.

The Nigeria under-23 global is set to arrive in Glasgow for a season-long loan, and could even feature in some capacity on Thursday evening, should the Gers complete the paperwork for the move by Wednesday.

"I am a midfielder and I am physically strong", the 22-year-old told his club's official website.

He told me about the team, the players, that everyone will be at my side if I come here and he will help me to go forward in my career. Even if the plan was to stay at Roma I couldn't turn him down.

"When they asked me if I want to join this team or not, I said yes but I thought it might not really be Gerrard!"

"I play midfield, I'm strong and physical and I can get the ball from the opponent for my team".


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

Rangers begin their Europa League qualifying campaign on Thursday evening at home to Macedonian side FK Shkupi.

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

"I spoke to him when I was in Mali and he asked me if I wanted to join his team, and I said yes, although I was anxious it wasn't actually Gerrard (on the phone)!"

Coulibaly follows veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor, full-back Jon Flanagan, centre-backs Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, midfielders Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria, and winger Jamie Murphy - on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell - in joining Rangers.

"He can help me to develop".

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