…As Fashion Sakala pens emotional goodbye massage to Rangers
By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ENGLISH Premier League outfit Everton have contacted Leicester City for a possible deal to sign Zambian striker Patson Daka on loan.
According to the Daily Mail, Everton had asked Leicester about the possibility of taking Daka to Goodson Park on a loan deal, although the Foxes would prefer to do a permanent deal for the Chipolopolo striker who scored four goals as Leicester City was relegated from the English Premier League.
European media reports that a permanent deal for Daka could be pricey for Everton, with Leicester having signed the forward from RB Salzburg for £25.8 million just two years ago.
Daka was an unused substitute in Leicester’s 2-1 win over Coventry City in their Championship opener on Sunday afternoon.
The former Red Bull Salzburg striker has never found himself as first-choice at the King Power Stadium where he is second option to the club legend Jamie Vardy who has made it clear that he wants to retire at the King Power Stadium.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo striker Fashion Sakala is close to clinching a deal with Saudi Pro League outfit Al Fayha.
Sakala, who joined Glasgow Rangers in 2021 from Belgian top division side KV Oostende as a free agent is reported to have passed his medicals at Al Fayha
The Saudi outfit is said to have paid Rangers over £3m for the 26-year-old Zambian international
Earlier, Sakala confirmed his move to the Saudi Pro League when he disclosed that his “unforgettable chapter” as a Glasgow Rangers striker has come to an end.
After being left out of Ranger’s Champions League qualifying squad by coach Michael Beale, Sakala confirmed his departure from Rangers, a club which he said embraced him as one of its own.
“It is with a heavy heart, yet a spirit of gratitude, I bid farewell to this esteemed club, the supportive management, and my fellow teammates but most importantly, to the passionate and loyal Rangers fans,” Sakala said.
Sakala said it was an absolute privilege to share the field with his former team mates who he created great memories with and learned some invaluable lessons from each one of them.
He hailed the coaches and the fans who made his stay at Glasgow Rangers memorable.
“Rangers fans are simply the best, and I will carry these memories of your time together, and the special song you created and sang for me, in my heart forever,” he said.
After joining Rangers as a as a free agent in 2021, Sakala hit the ground running and proved to be a useful attacking option, helping Rangers to the Scottish Cup and a Europa League final in his first year.
The Rangers winger made 26 league appearances in that 2021/22 season, amassing 1, 166 minutes as they finished runners-up to their Glaswegian rivals, Celtics.
His return of 15 goal contributions was very respectable and it only got better the following year as he chipped in with 12 goals and eight assists.