Rangers confirm Saudi Arabian talks for striker

Rangers confirm Saudi Arabian talks for striker
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04: Fashion Sakala of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Kilmarnock FC at on March 04, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Michael Beale has confirmed Fashion Sakala as an exit after admitting the player is negotiating with Saudi clubs.

The Zambian striker has been subject to a tonne of speculation about his departure from Rangers, but the club and Beale, as Ibrox Noise reported in recent days, accepted the £4M bid offered by the Middle East and Sakala is now in Saudi Arabia discussing his move there.

Simply put he isn’t wanted by the club or the manager, and while some fans will be unhappy, as they were with the same ruthlessness over Antonio Colak, Michael Beale’s decision is final.

Sakala has been reluctant to accept this move, with Saudi Arabia maybe not being everyone’s cup of tea as a destination, but after being told Beale he was now surplus has had to accept the move or sit on Rangers’ bench.

“Fashion won’t be involved tomorrow because he’s away having discussions. He’s a boy and a player I have a fantastic relationship with, but sometimes in football these things happen. An opportunity comes up and you discuss it between yourself and the player and from there something can happen. So he’s away having talks, there’s nothing confirmed but he’s obviously talking to one of the Saudi clubs.”

So that’s that.

Rangers have accepted the bid, and it’s up to the Zambian to sort terms or accept Rangers’ bench.

He’s finished as a first-pick at Ibrox.

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  1. To put it bluntly Goodbye to him, I will not be sad to see him head off to well anywhere.
    Apparently Sakala, Matondo, Davies, Kamara & Roofe have all been left off the official Team Sheet handed into UEFA last night. 💙💙

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