Sir Alex Ferguson’s continued success at Manchester United has often been attributed to the fact that he will continually strive to improve his squad, even if they have won the title the previous year – and Steven Gerrard seems to be striving to adopt a similar method.
The Rangers boss is already busy in the transfer market – although the Scottish Premiership season continues – with KV striker Oostende Fashion Sakala, who is signing a pre-contract agreement at Ibrox.
The Gers have a habit of doing their summer shopping in the Belgian top flight and honestly for them their last purchases of Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi did not go too badly.
Here’s your chance to find out everything you need to know about the Jackal before it even arrives. 90min we will provide you with a summary of everything you need to know about the new boy of Rangers …
By committing to join Rangers this summer, Sakala will make history, becoming the first Zambian to ever grab the Scottish Premiership.
Depending on the international permit and the issuance of a work permit, the 24-year-old will sign a four-year deal in Ibrox with Rangers, which is struggling with increased competition from the leaders of League 1 Lille.
Gerard is already talking about his joy at providing the services of the frontman, describing him as exactly the type of player that Rangers needs to strengthen their attacking arsenal.
Well, it never would be everything good news.
Sakala already has 13 senior hats for Zambia under his belt and he opened his international account against Côte d’Ivoire in a 4-1 defeat in 2019.
However, in his senior international debut two years earlier, he was sent off with less than an hour of play in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup against Algeria.
It looks like he will compliment Alfredo Morelos well.
Just a month before his 20th birthday, Sakala secured a move to Russian giant Spartak Moscow.
Although he was obviously impressed enough with the youngster to give him his big break from Zambian football, Spartak never gave him a chance in the first team.
After scoring ten goals in 35 appearances for the club’s reserve side, Sakala moved to KV Oostende after spending a little over a year in Russia.
Well, there were Rangers in them. name at least.
Sakala got his big break in professional football in the Zambian Nchanga Rangers team and he did not disappoint.
The frontman scored 23 goals in 40 appearances for the club and was soon abducted by his Zambian counterpart Zanako.
A record of almost a goal in every other match was enough to tempt Moscow Spartak to take a hit with the teenager, but we have already discussed how this happened.
Although he was quickly followed by Zambia’s senior country only at the age of 20, Sakala had already made ten appearances for a country under 20.
The frontman represented his country at the Under-20 Nations Cup in 2017, and it was an integral part of their success in the competition, scoring three goals as they were crowned AFCON champions for under-20s. first time.
Sakala also represented his country at the Under-20 World Cup later that year and again impressed by scoring four goals before his country was knocked out in the quarterfinals.
During his career, Sakala has proven his goal of scoring in a number of clubs, although this season is definitely a turning point.
After securing a move to Belgian football in 2018, the frontman is struggling to find his feet in KV Oostende, scoring just 11 goals in 52 appearances in his first two seasons with the club.
This season, however, he really started to shine and his 13 goals in 28 outings helped the club reach the top floors of the table.