We must admit we’re more than puzzled at the story linking Rangers with a move for Kaizer Chiefs’ George Maluleka.
Almost as surprised as we were with the story linking us with a move for Leicester’s Andy King.
Maluleka, 30, has about as non-descript a career as there is, having plied his trade in Africa’s low-quality leagues his entire playing term and we can only imagine his agent is trying to get his name out there for a big pay day.
This ‘world class’ talent managed 6 caps for South Africa, all won in an 12-month spell over 7 years ago, and we can’t really see this being anything other than agent talk.
After all, his agent, Sean Roberts, said this:
“It’s a delicate situation. Call me in the new year and we can have a proper conversation. At the moment George is happy at Kaizer Chiefs and obviously playing well and is a regular. I think we can sort of have a proper conversation in the new year.”
Otherwise known as creating interest in his client.
Steven Gerrard knows a midfielder when he sees one (which admittedly doesn’t explain Andy King) and we can’t imagine him having an ounce of interest in a player with as banal a CV as Maluleka’s.
This doesn’t appear a player who will add anything to Rangers that we don’t already have.