Danny Mills has tipped Rangers to sell at least one striker after they announced the pre-contract signing of Fashion Sakala.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Premier League defender heaped praise on the Ibrox giants for “doing their business the right way round”.
Sakala will move to Rangers from Belgian outfit KV Oostende in the summer.
🆕 Welcome Sakala 🆕
📝 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce that a pre-contract has been agreed with Fashion Sakala, and he will join from Belgian side KV Oostende in the summer-subject to international clearance and a work permit being received.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 4, 2021
The Zambia international has scored 14 goals in 32 games this season and follows in the footsteps of Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi in swapping Belgium for Glasgow.
It will leave Rangers with at least six strikers next season if both Jermain Defoe and Greg Stewart are handed new contracts.
Roofe, Alfredo Morelos and Cedric Itten are all also on the books at Ibrox.
Asked whether at least one big name player would have to move on as a result of Sakala’s arrival, Mills told Football Insider correspondnet Connor Whitley: “I would say that Rangers are doing their business the right way round.
“They’re getting a player in first and then they can say ‘Once we’ve done that, somebody else can leave.’
“It might be Defoe but I guess it’ll all depend on finances on who’s got what and who’s doing what.”
Speaking after the deal was announced earlier this month Sakala told to the club’s website he had fulfilled a “dream” in signing for Rangers.
He added: “They have a great fanbase and a great history, and I believe we will share great memories together. As a player you always strive to play for others – that is the most important strength which keeps me going.”