Zambian striker Fashion Sakala has revealed that he rejected offers from the Premier League to join Scottish giants Rangers.
Sakala will join Steven Gerrard’s squad next month after a breakthrough campaign in Belgium where he fired 16 goals for Oostende.
The 24-year-old admitted that he had a lot of options in England, Spain, and France but was convinced to join Rangers after speaking with Gerrard who told him that the club was he needed to help take his career to the next level.
“This is a very beautiful story to tell. At that time, I had a lot of big teams (interested) but Rangers for me is the biggest club that I really wanted to play for. I had teams in the Premier League, I had teams in France.
“I had meetings with the Premier League teams. I had meetings with teams in France and in LaLiga. But looking at how Gerrard explained to me how he wants me to play I could tell he really wanted me to be part of his squad and he can see something big coming from me,” the striker said in an interview with the DJ Showstar TV’s YouTube channel back in his homeland via The Independent.
From hunting to survive to hunting goals#Zambia 🇿🇲 and @RangersFC striker Fashion Sakala talks to @KennedyGondwe about his humble beginnings, having to hunt to survive and the determination he had to succeed as a footballer.https://t.co/SXmoY5Jpiw pic.twitter.com/whZtnOTSBx— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) June 1, 2021