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Report: Rangers eyeing international striker inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo, contract expires in summer

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Report: Rangers eyeing international striker inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo, contract expires in summer

Glasgow Rangers are reportedly eyeing a pre-contract move to bring Zambia international Fashion Sakala to Ibrox in the summer, according to the Daily Record.

The outlet claims that the 23-year-old forward, who plies his trade for KV Oostende, is high up on Rangers’ wishlist after Steven Gerrard’s scouts flagged him up as a promising talent.

Sakala has been with the Belgian top-flight side since the summer of 2018, when he joined from Spartak Moscow’s second team, and has clocked up 20 goals and six assists from 83 competitive appearances.

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This season, the versatile forward has registered five goals and one assist in 15 league games, but with his contract expiring in the summer, he’s reportedly eyeing a new challenge.

 

As well as Rangers, Sakala – capped 10 times for his nation – is reported to be on the radar of English sides Newcastle and West Ham, plus Anderlecht.

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Sakala is a versatile attacker who can lead the line and also play on both attacking flanks, and with Rangers often playing a three-man attack, he’d give Gerrard plenty of options in the squad.

Inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo, Sakala boasts several key traits including pace, superb vision and a powerful shot, as well as having a great leap despite his modest height (5’10”).

In addition, Sakala is a player who could have real value going forward – something that fits into the business model of Ibrox director of football Ross Wilson.

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