Rangers’ chances of signing KV Oostende striker Fashion Sakala have been given a major boost, following comments made by the Belgian club’s sporting director Gauthier Ganaye.
The Zambian international’s contract expires in the summer but Oostende have made a number of offers to extend his deal. However, Ganaye says their proposals have not been responded to by his agent:
“I feel that his agent is not really respecting KV Oostende as he is no longer responding to our offers. A career is an accumulation of decisions and I hope that Fashion has the right people around it to make the right decisions because it deserves that.”
“On the transfer deadline day we received a few more offers for him, but in the end there was no transfer. It is still our intention to keep him here longer.”
It is therefore looking more and more likely that Sakala will leave Belgium on a free transfer at the end of the season. Reports in the Scottish media have already suggested that Rangers are interested in the 23-year-old, but it is now up to them to make a formal approach.
The forward has scored 13 goals in 23 league games for Oostende in Belgium’s top flight, and he would certainly prove to be value for money if the Light Blues were to sign him up. Steven Gerrard’s side do have a tendency to sign players on pre-contract agreements and this could be the latest example.