A report from established scouting website smarterscout has labelled Rangers’ recent pre-contract swoop for Fashion Sakala an ‘excellent signing’.
The Gers announced the capture of Sakala on a four-year deal from KV Oostende earlier this week, with the attacker set to join up with his new teammates in the summer.
Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson pointed to the Zambia international’s pace and power as two key attributes, while Steven Gerrard believes he has the ability to shine not just in the Premiership but also in UEFA club competitions [Rangers.co.uk].
Their comments are backed up by data from smarterscout, which shows that even though he’s weak in the air, he’s a superb addition on a free.
“Oostende’s Fashion Sakala is leaving for Rangers on a free in the summer,” reads a section of their report.
“Looks like an excellent signing, with steadily improving attacking output now at an outstanding level for the Scottish Premiership, great dribbling, and phenomenal finishing.”
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Oostende's Fashion Sakala is leaving for Rangers on a free in the summer. Looks like an excellent signing, with steadily improving attacking output now at an outstanding level for the Scottish Premiership, great dribbling, and phenomenal finishing.
— smarterscout (@smarterscout) May 6, 2021
This summary will be music to the ears of Bears, with direct attacking players always popular at Ibrox.
Ryan Kent and Scott Wright provide the pace in the current playing group, but Sakala has scored more league goals than those two players combined this season and it looks as though he’s set to provide even more potency in the final third.