Rangers striker Fashion Sakala has rejected a big-money move to Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
The Zambia international was reportedly offered a lucrative contract by Saudi Pro League side Al-Fayha, but has opted to stay at Ibrox and fight for his place.
Sakala has been linked with a move away from Rangers all summer, after struggling to find a regular starting spot last season.
However, the 26-year-old is now determined to prove his worth to new manager Michael Beale.
Beale has been busy in the transfer market this summer, bringing in four new strikers, including Abdallah Sima, Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers.
This means that Sakala will face even more competition for places next season.
However, the Zambia international is confident that he can force his way into Beale’s plans.
Sakala told the Daily Mail: “I’m not going to lie, I was flattered by the offer from Al-Fayha.
“But I’ve made my decision to stay at Rangers and fight for my place.
“I know I’m good enough to play for this club and I’m confident that I can show my manager what I’m capable of.”
Sakala’s decision is a boost for Rangers, who are looking to build on their Europa League success last season.
The 26-year-old’s pace and power will be a valuable asset to the team, and he will be hoping to add to his 18 goals for the club.
Beale is also pleased with Sakala’s decision to stay.
He said: “I’m glad that Fashion has decided to stay with us.
“He’s a talented player with a lot of potential, and I’m confident that he’ll be a key part of our team this season.”
Sakala is not the only Rangers player who has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
Scott Wright is another player who has been the subject of speculation, with Turkish side Pendikspor reportedly interested in signing him.
However, Beale has said that Wright is still part of his plans for the season ahead.
He said: “Scott is a good player and he’s part of our squad.
“We’re still in talks with him and his agent, and we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.”
Rangers are set to begin their Europa League campaign against Alashkert on July 21, and Beale will be hoping that Sakala and Wright can be part of his plans for the season ahead.