Fashion Sakala says he is very excited to start his journey at Glasgow Rangers.
On Thursday, Rangers officially unveiled the Zambian winger who arrives on a four-year deal from Belgian Pro League side KV Oostende.
Sakala was expected to report for pre-season camp two weeks ago, but he has had to undergo a mandatory quarantine as well as sort out his paperwork.
Having had a successful 2020/21 season where he netted 16 league goals for Oostende, the former Spartak Moscow forward also took time off to visit family in his native country.
After winning their 55th Scottish Premiership title last season, Rangers will be involved in the Uefa Champions League qualifiers as they look to return to the biggest club competition in the continent and Sakala is eager to help the team achieve that goal.
“I’m very happy and excited. I was looking forward to start this beautiful journey when I signed. The only thing I wanted was to be here. I’m very happy and excited, I’m looking forward to continuing a beautiful and exciting journey.
“I can’t wait to start. I’ve been on vacation for some days and then I came here and I was in quarantine for 10 days so it was quite difficult, but I was positive about it.
“I’m still looking to get back to full fitness and I believe that I’ve started a lot because I was doing individual training. I’m looking forward to starting with the group and I believe something good will come out of it.”
Rangers are famous for having amazing fans who ways come in large numbers to support the team at Ibrox Stadium and this excites Sakala.
“I feel like it’s time to start playing football now. I’m very happy to make this step to be here and play every week in such a beautiful stadium with a great history. It’s always nice to have fans in the stadium -Football is for the fans.
“It’s amazing. This club is loved and it’s a club for the people so I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans and the atmosphere.”
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By FARPost reporter