At the start of this season, Lassana Coulibaly had Rangers fans thinking they’d unearthed an African gem.
But in the months that have followed, he’s not had the same impact. In fact, since picking up a knock against St. Mirren in early season, we’ve scarcely seen the best of the Malian international.

The player played a big role in the early part of the season. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
On-loan from Angers, Coulibaly has only had one league start since Christmas. He’s only been seen three times from the bench since then as well.
Now the big midfielder is turning out for the reserve side. If anything, probably to keep himself fit. Coulibaly was involved as
Glenn Middleton helped destroy the Hibs reserves in a 3-2 win.
With his loan contract set to expire in the summer, it looks like Coulibaly’s Ibrox spell could well be coming to an end.
Especially when you consider the sparkling form of Glen Kamara. The Finnish international plays in a similar position and will be very difficult to budge from the side. Coulibaly is already finding this out.
But the writing isn’t completely on the wall for the marauding midfielder. Steven Gerrard said a few weeks ago that Rangers “like the player” and are interested in moving for him [originally Daily Record].

Coulibaly is also a full international with Mali. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images)
However, Gerrard is quoted in the same report as saying the asking price is “prohibitive”. As is Coulibaly’s wages and the fact he’s bound to interest other clubs.
Whilst Lassana is struggling to get into the side, Rangers are interested. But a mixture of poor form, prohibitive asking prices and talent already in the Rangers squad suggests he could be back in France come June.
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