Summer Rangers signing Fashion Sakala is set for an Ibrox reunion with an international teammate amid the club’s hectic pre-season schedule.
The Gers are scheduled to welcome English Premier League Brighton to Ibrox on July 24th as part of a special run of friendly fixtures as the Gers turn 150.
Rangers fans will be hoping to catch a glance of ex-KV Oostende striker Sakala, 24, at the match as excitement builds regarding the signing of the forward.
But when Brighton do come to town they will take Sakala’s international teammate Enock Mwepu with them to Glasgow.
Midfielder Mwepu, 21, has just joined Brighton this summer as he signs on a four-year deal from RB Salzburg for what is being widely reported as an “undisclosed fee” [BBC Sport].
However, the Athletic are reporting that the fee is in excess of £20m in what is a significant outlay for the Seagulls.
“The Champions will take on the Seagulls at 5:30pm, just a week before the start of the Scottish Premiership season,” reads a Rangers statement.
“Known for how competitive they are against the ‘Top Six’ in the English Premier League, managed by Graham Potter, they are preparing for a record fifth-straight season in the highest division down south.
“Packed with international talent too, they will provide a fine test for Steven Gerrard’s side in the latter part of their pre-season preparations for what will be a hectic August with Premiership, Champions League and League Cup matches to factor in.”
Let’s hope it’s a friendly Ibrox reunion for both Rangers forward Fashion Sakala and new Brighton signing Enock Mwepu.
Speaking of big money signings, read more about how one Ibrox star has not been the subject of an eight-figure bid despite reports to the contrary.