Rangers linked to French star who’d become seventh option at Ibrox
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Rangers linked to French star who’d become seventh option at Ibrox

Rangers are interested in signing Dijon’s French defender Senou Coulibaly, according to a report coming out of France.

Foot Mercato claims that the Gers are one of a number of clubs tailing the 26-year-old French defender, who has been a stand-out for a Dijon side rooked to the bottom of Ligue 1.

Rangers have been linked with a move for French defender Senou Coulibaly. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

That report mentions both Rangers and Championship Huddersfield as two names tailing Coulibaly, with unnamed Premier League sides also said to be interested.

The links come despite the fact that Coulibaly – who is a French native of Malian descent – is a defender in a side that has shipped 56 goals this season.

Dijon’s season in the French top tier has been so bad that they are 20th in the division, 13 points away from even 19th place and 17 from safety with six games to go.

However, of Dijon’s 32 Ligue 1 games this season, the defender has only played in 17 of them, scoring twice, keeping two clean sheets, but winning only one of them.

Coulibaly is considered a pacey, powerful defender with leadership qualities but as it stands the Gers are well-stocked at centre-back.

Rangers vice-captain Connor Goldson has played every minute this season, whilst Filip Helander and Leon Balogun remain firm favourites to partner him.

Jack Simpson joined the club in January, whilst George Edmundson is out on loan at Derby County and Niko Katic is still to return from injury.

Dijon defender Senou Coulibaly poses a strong option in both boxes. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

That means if Rangers were to sign Coulibaly as things stand, he would become the seventh centre-back option at the club.

One of those options delighted the club’s supporters during the week after he signed an extension to his deal at Ibrox.