FASHION Sakala has said 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 season.
Nonetheless, the Zambian ahead has revealed he’s set to carry talks along 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 season and netted 12 objectives and offered 15 assists in all competitions within the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
However he was largely used instead by Van Bronckhorst, who changed Steven Gerrard as supervisor in November, and has been tipped to depart and get common sport time in latest weeks.
Sakala, who got here on within the Europa League closing in Seville in Could, has harassed that he needs to stay in Govan and can have discussions with the Dutchman within the coming days.
“Clearly I’m very glad to be right here,” he stated. “All this speak about loans? I don’t assume I can go on mortgage. I’m not taking a look at mortgage strikes.
“There isn’t any want for me to go on mortgage as a result of my first season was not dangerous. I scored 12 objectives in all competitions and that was my adaptation season. Now I’ve to organize myself to do higher this season.
“If I hadn’t obtained 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 might have been higher, however I used to be totally on the bench and coming on a regular basis is troublesome. I believe gamers perceive that to take action will not be straightforward. If you do this, the sport is on one other degree and rhythm will not be the identical.”
Sakala added: “I haven’t had a gathering with him (Van Bronckhorst), however I believe that they had 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 for the time being.”
Van Bronkhorst, who has strengthened his squad with Welsh winger Rabbi Matondo and Croatian striker Antonio Colak this summer season, informed Sakala final season after he arrived that he’ll largely be used out vast.
The ahead has since tried to adapt his sport.
“Once I got here right here for Gerrard I used to be informed to not be a winger,” he stated. “I may play as a winger, however I used to be informed to play as a No 9. These have been the the reason why I got here.
“I had video games with Gerrard. I believe 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 informed 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 concerning the gamers. Now I’m being informed 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. Nonetheless, Sakala doesn’t imagine that he’ll function commonly in his favoured place within the long-term and is specializing in bettering his wing play.
“Alfredo will not be but match, Roofe will not be but again so I begin pondering possibly this can be my probability to play as a striker,” he stated.
“However Alfredo is the primary participant of the workforce, he is sort of a famous person. When he comes again then what could be my place?
“All of those questions come into my pondering. I don’t know if I must be making 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 can 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 now we have Colak, now we have Roofe and now we have Alfredo. These are the strikers that now we have. If I put myself there then I would be the fourth possibility. So I don’t wish to strain myself pondering I’m a striker.”