The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international was paraded by the Scottish giants two months after signing a pre-contract with them.
Rangers finally confirmed the arrival of Zambian international fashion Sakala, two months after announcing they had signed him.
The 24-year-old signed a pre-contract in May to join the Scottish giants, but he was unable to make it to the pre-season training session due to problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and passport issues.
His absence from training has left many Rangers fans wondering, but on Thursday the club confirmed his arrival on their visit social media pages before their upcoming pre-season friendly match against Arsenal.
“Fashion is here,” Rangers wrote on their Twitter page. “Welcome Fashion Sakala.”
In another post, Rangers wrote: “Sakala can not wait to meet you, another one says: welcome to Ibrox Sakala.” And the final message read: “You will never forget your first visit to the Trophy Room,” with a short video of Sakala moving around in the Trophy Room.
The club stated on their official website: “Rangers’ new signing of Fashion Sakala was at the club for the first time today [Thursday] and you can follow him exclusively every step of the way. ”
In a recent interview, coach Steven Gerrard revealed the reason why Sakala has yet to connect with the rest of the group members in Rangers training.
‘We have some passport and Covid-19 issues to get through first, but he is [Sakala] very excited to join us too, ‘Gerrard explain.
‘We have to contribute to that, and that’s why we’re working hard to get some good players together with the recruitment that has already been done in Jack [Simpson], Scott [Wright], Nnamdi [Ofoborh] a fashion [Sakala] will join us in the coming days. ”
At the signing of the player, the former Liverpool midfielder remained confident that Sakala would help his team to be ‘much faster and more dynamic’.
“The fashion sakala is coming after a productive season in Belgium. He will make us much faster, more dynamic and fit the group much more into the forwards, so I am very excited to work with him. There is potential at great scale, ”Gerrard added
Sakala could make his debut for Rangers as they commemorate Premier League team Arsenal in a special friendly match commemorating the club’s 150th anniversary on Saturday.