Fashion Sakala has 'big scale potential' and will improve Rangers, insists Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has backed Fashion Sakala to improve Rangers after securing the striker on a pre-contract agreement.

Rangers bound Fashion Sakala (left) in action for Oostende against Mechelen at the weekend (Photo by JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Rangers bound Fashion Sakala (left) in action for Oostende against Mechelen at the weekend (Photo by JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

The Zambian international will complete his move from Belgian side Oostende next month after penning a four-year deal at Ibrox, despite strong interest from elsewhere.

Sakala has had a strong season in the Belgian top flight, scoring 14 goals in 29 league appearances, and Gerrard believes the 24-year-old is as a significant long-term investment for the Ibrox club ahead of their Premiership title defence and Champions League assault next season.

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"Fashion is coming in after a productive season in Belgium," he said.

"He will make us a lot quicker, a lot more dynamic, so I'm really excited to work with him. There is potential there on a big scale.

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"And there's other areas of the squad that we're actively working on strengthening in the background.

"And come the Champions League qualifiers we will have a team ready to go.”

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