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Another one bites the dust for West Ham with Fashion Sakala set for Rangers move

West Ham United have missed out on one of David Moyes’s alleged transfer targets with Fashion Sakala set to join Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers on a four-year deal this summer (BBC).

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Voetbal Krant and Daily Record both recently claimed that the Hammers wanted to sign the Zambian hitman this summer. Rangers have won the race for the pacy centre-forward, however.

David Moyes will be desperate to bring a top class striker to the London Stadium this summer.

And whilst Sakala isn’t exactly a household name, he certainly is a top talent.


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Blessed with bucket loads of power and pace, the 24-year-old striker has scored 13 goals in 28 league games for KV Oostende this season (Transfermarkt).

West Ham United’s loss is very much Rangers’ gain

Steven Gerrard will welcome Fashion Sakala to Ibrox in the summer. And he will surely go on to be a real hit for the Gers.

The fact that Rangers have snapped the Zambian ace up on a free transfer means that West Ham will regret missing out on him even more.

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David Moyes needs to sign two strikers this summer at the very least.

And with the Hammers’ minimal summer budget, one of them will almost certainly have to be either a free transfer or a loan deal.

Sakala would have been a great option for West Ham. He is still very raw but he has all of the ingredients needed to succeed at the very highest level.

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The 24-year-old will undoubtedly light it up in the Scottish Premiership. And if he does, West Ham will have to spend big in order to prise him away from Rangers at some point in the future.

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