FASHION Sakala has acknowledged that he has no real interest in leaving Rangers on mortgage after being linked with strikes to Auxerre, Celta Vigo and Actual Sociedad this summer time.
Nevertheless, the Zambian ahead has revealed he’s set to carry talks together with his supervisor Giovanni van Bronckhorst within the coming days as a result of he’s unsure about his future at Ibrox.
The 25-year-old joined the Glasgow giants on a free switch from Oostende in Belgium final summer time and netted 12 targets and offered 15 assists in all competitions within the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
However he was principally used as an alternative by Van Bronckhorst, who changed Steven Gerrard as supervisor in November, and has been tipped to depart and get common recreation time in current weeks.
Sakala, who got here on within the Europa League closing in Seville in Could, has burdened that he needs to stay in Govan and could have discussions with the Dutchman within the coming days.
“Clearly I’m very joyful to be right here,” he stated. “All this speak about loans? I don’t suppose I can go on mortgage. I’m not mortgage strikes.
“There isn’t any want for me to go on mortgage as a result of my first season was not unhealthy. I scored 12 targets in all competitions and that was my adaptation season. Now I’ve to organize myself to do higher this season.
“If I hadn’t acquired the possibility final season or if I had not scored a single objective then I might have stated: ‘Okay, I must make a transfer, I must go’. As a result of for me, I could be right here at this massive membership, but when I’m not enjoying then it doesn’t imply something.
“Final season was okay. It may have been higher, however I used to be totally on the bench and coming on a regular basis is tough. I feel gamers perceive that to take action will not be simple. While you do this, the sport is on one other stage and rhythm will not be the identical.”
Sakala added: “I haven’t had a gathering with him (Van Bronckhorst), however I feel they’d a gathering with my supervisor and he stated he needs me, he needs me to be a part of the membership.
“I’m anticipating a gathering any time quickly and I hope to listen to his views. That is one thing I’m trying ahead to as a result of we’re beginning a contest and I wish to know the place I’m standing as a result of I don’t know in the meanwhile.”
Van Bronkhorst, who has strengthened his squad with Welsh winger Rabbi Matondo and Croatian striker Antonio Colak this summer time, instructed Sakala final season after he arrived that he’ll principally be used out large.
The ahead has since tried to adapt his recreation.
“Once I got here right here for Gerrard I used to be instructed to not be a winger,” he stated. “I may play as a winger, however I used to be instructed to play as a No 9. These had been the the explanation why I got here.
“I had video games with Gerrard. I feel since I got here right here I’ve performed three video games in a row the place I performed 90 minutes. Then when he left I knew the formation would change.
“Again then, I already had some doubts. However when Gio got here we had a gathering and he instructed me that for him I’m not going to play as a striker as a result of he likes massive strikers.
“That’s one thing I respect as a result of each coach has views in regards to the gamers. Now I’m being instructed to play extra as a winger which is one thing I’ve to work on. I’m engaged on it, however I’m not actually a winger, I’m extra like a velocity striker.”
Van Bronckhorst solely has one match striker in Colak simply now as a result of Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe are working their means again to health after accidents. Nevertheless, Sakala doesn’t imagine that he’ll characteristic frequently in his favoured place within the long-term and is specializing in enhancing his wing play.
“Alfredo will not be but match, Roofe will not be but again so I begin considering perhaps this will probably be my likelihood to play as a striker,” he stated.
“However Alfredo is the primary participant of the workforce, he is sort of a celebrity. When he comes again then what could be my place?
“All of those questions come into my considering. I don’t know if I needs to be getting ready simply in case Alfredo will not be within the squad or ought to I put together for the entire season?
“As a result of when he comes again I’m not going to be counted as a striker. So I’ve to organize myself for a place the place I will probably be enjoying the entire season.
“So even when they aren’t again I’m not viewing myself as a striker. I simply wish to work on the positions the place I really feel like I’d get possibilities to play.
“As a result of we’ve got Colak, we’ve got Roofe and we’ve got Alfredo. These are the strikers that we’ve got. If I put myself there then I would be the fourth choice. So I don’t wish to stress myself considering I’m a striker.”