Former defender Tony Sibbick believes that Fashion Sakala would be a great signing for Glasgow Rangers.
Sakala would be perfect at Ibrox
The Gers have been linked with a move for the Zambia international (The Daily Record), who played with former Hearts star Sibbick while the latter was on loan at Sakala’s current club Oostende.
Speaking to The Daily Record, Sibbick indicated that the forward would be an astute capture for the 54-time Scottish champions. He said:
“I’m sure Fashion would be a great addition for Rangers.
“Fashion has a lot of pace and is direct on the ball.
“He can play as the main striker but also out wide and I know having played against Rangers last season they play with a front three so he can fill in on either wing because he likes to get on the ball and beat players one on one.
“He is quite tricky as well and is good in front of goal with the ability to finish with both feet, there’s no issue with that.
“He is powerful – not necessarily tall – but strong and quick so there’s a lot to his game.
“There are parts that he still needs to polish up on. Knowing when to pass is one.
“I told him this many times that if someone is in a better position to score then just slide it to them.
“That will come though.
“Oostende brought in Makhtar Gueye from St Etienne in the summer and while they don’t play as a pair they work well together.
“I saw West Ham and Rangers were interested in Fashion and I’d say he definitely has a big future.
“He is the talisman for Oostende. The guy they look to to make things happen.
“They want him tied down on a new deal but he wants to play at the highest level he can so it’ll be interesting to see what happens.”
Sakala has been in impressive form so far this campaign. In 19 games in the Belgian Jupiler League, he has eight goals and two assists, taking his overall tally to 23 goals in 87 games for his current side (Transfermarkt). Sibbick is clearly confident he can cut it in the Scottish Premiership.
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Sakala has recently said that he is happy at Oostende, but he refused to close the door on a potential exit from the club. With his contract set to run out at the end of the campaign, there is every chance that the Ibrox outfit could even complete a bargain pre-contract agreement for the 23-year-old.
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