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Rangers can find perfect Alfredo Morelos replacement in Oostende striker Fashion Sakala.

Glasgow Rangers transfer target Fashion Sakala has dropped a hint over his future after he liked a fan comment on Instagram.

What’s the word?

According to The Daily Record, the Scottish Premiership league leaders are reportedly lining up a pre-contract agreement for the Oostende striker in the January transfer window.

However, there has been little-to-no movement on that front since the transfer market first opened its doors at the start of the month.

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But now, Sakala has seemingly dropped a big reveal about his next move after he reacted to a comment imploring him to ‘come to Rangers.’

Perfect Alfredo Morelos replacement?

The Zambia international has caught the eye of several clubs across Europe having fired home 23 goals in 87 appearances across all competitions, via Transfermarkt.

Alfredo Morelos continues to be linked to the Ibrox exit and Greg Stewart’s inevitable departure will leave Steven Gerrard short of options upfront with just Jermain Defoe, Cedric Itten and the injured Kemar Roofe their only natural centre-forwards.

Stewart finds himself on the fringes of the first-team as he has been pushed down the pecking order by the new summer recruits and could be used as a makeweight as part of a deal which could see Aberdeen’s Scott Wright head in the opposite direction.

Signing Sakala would be a significant upgrade on Stewart, who has been nothing short of disastrous since the start of the season – in his last appearance alone, he received a low 6.5 rating as he struggled to make much of an impression against Kilmarnock.

As per WhoScored, it’s clear the Zambian, who often relies on his speed and guile, could be the perfect replacement for Morelos, should the Colombian depart Ibrox in the near future.

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Sakala, who is valued at little more than £1m via Transfermarkt, is currently averaging 2.9 shots and 1.1 key passes per game in the Jupiler Pro League this season, via WhoScored. For context, that’s more than Morelos himself has managed in the Scottish Premiership this season so far, per WhoScored.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, former Hearts loanee Toby Sibbick, who played alongside the Rangers target at the Belgian side whilst on loan from Barnsley, heaped praise on his former teammate, saying: “I’m sure Fashion would be a great addition for Rangers.

“Fashion has a lot of pace and is direct on the ball.

“He can play as the main striker but also out wide and I know having played against Rangers last season they play with a front three so he can fill in on either wing because he likes to get on the ball and beat players one on one.

“He is quite tricky as well and is good in front of goal with the ability to finish with both feet, there’s no issue with that.

“He is powerful – not necessarily tall – but strong and quick so there’s a lot to his game.”

With Stewart destined for the Ibrox exit, Ross Wilson must prioritise signing a new striker and Sakala could be a fine addition to the 54-time Scottish champions.

AND in other news, Rangers should sign soon-to-be free agent Daniel Johnson

Article title: Rangers can find perfect Alfredo Morelos replacement in Oostende striker Fashion Sakala.

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