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PremierLeague-News.Com - The striker always prays on big decisions and his move to Glasgow was no different as he revealed a conversation with Steven Gerrard 'touched my heart'.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! New Rangers striker Fashion Sakala has revealed he turned to God for advice while picking his new team - as he netted once more for KV Oostende this weekend. He maintains the power of prayer helped him come to the decision to join the Scottish champions and play under Steven Gerrard. The 24-year-old will arrive for next season's Premiership title defence after his signing was announced on Tuesday. The Zambian striker certainly hasn't given up at the club he's set to depart for Govan in a matter of weeks as he netted the opener in Oostende's 5-3 defeat to Mechelen on Sunday afternoon - his 14th for the season. Sakala had a massive decision to make with his contract running down as he mulled over offers from three English Premier League clubs plus some big names on the continent. Sign up to our Record Rangers newsletter Get all the latest Rangers news sent straight to your Inbox every day by signing up to our newsletter. We cover every morsel of information regarding your favourite club in the form of articles, videos and podcasts. The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we've covered that in the last 24 hours. To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here. And if you aren't already, make sure you join the conversation over on our Rangers Facebook group and Record Sport Instagram. Rangers and their big name boss swung it however and speaking to Zambian radio station Q-FM, Sakala said: "Honestly, I had a lot of options. "I had teams in the Premier League, three teams from England. I had two teams from France, in Ligue 1. "I also had a lot of options from Spain, in La Liga.
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. And God showed me the direction to choose Rangers. "I believe that's the best decision that I've made. I believe it is the right decision because looking at how Rangers play, I will fit in quickly. "The kind of style they play is almost the same way I play, and also how the coach explained he wants me to play is exactly how I play." Sakala insists his first conversation with Gerrard "touched his heart".
Sakala insists a conversation with Steven Gerrard 'touched his heart'
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The frontman was in disbelief that the former Champions League winner with Liverpool wanted him playing up front and he was even likened to some of the great attackers Gerrard previously played with. Sakala continued: "Honestly, this is a time when I feel like God has really answered my prayers. "Looking at the profile of Steven Gerrard, the first time he called me he told me that I'm a very good player and I have a lot to achieve. "And looking at his profile, him telling me that really touched my heart.
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"I felt like I have a journey to follow. "He gave me a few names of big players he played with and I couldn't believe that he was comparing me to those big names, that's how he sees me playing. "From the first time we started talking, I could tell that he really believes in me."
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