Bongani Zungu To Rangers Close As The Player Is Definitely Seeking A Move Away

Bongani Zungu’s Rangers Option To Buy Fee Has Been Revealed - Zungu celebrates
Amiens' Bongani Zungu (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Cup League football match between Amiens and Rennes on December 18, 2019 at the Pierre Licorne stadium in Amiens. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Yesterday Amiens had a bounce game against third-tier side US Boulogne CO. Boulogne are expected to challenge for promotion this term, and they came with a full squad to face an Amiens side which is still coming to terms after an unfair demotion by the LFP after the season was stopped due to COVID- 19.

Amiens lost 0-2 with trialists like Calvin Miller taking the field for a team still trying to get in terms with life in Ligue 2. Bongani Zungu did not take part in this match at all and was a spectator at Touquet (summer training facility of Amiens).

Bongani Zungu watching the game
Bongani Zungu’s Instagram update watching the bounce game. (Image Credit: Bongani Zungu Instagram)

Having spoken with club sources at Amiens during their legal battle with LFP, I wanted to get the news about what the status of Bongani Zungu’s transfer to Rangers is at the moment, cutting through all the noise.

While Scotsman had an article earlier this month that a deal is close, it did not really reveal anything. My talk with my source started with how Calvin Miller could potentially be a fit for Amiens, and from there it pivoted towards Zungu and his potential move to Rangers.

”Negotiations between the two clubs are still in progress. It’s not just Rangers though. However, yes, there is a concrete offer on the table from Rangers.

”The problem is they are offering a fee which has too many variable aspects. The upfront fee is lesser than what we want unfortunately. Negotiations are going on strong. Our price is set, and they know what we want. As of this moment, we have not accepted an offer for Zungu.”

Rangers Are Interested In Bongani Zungu - Zungu reacts after a match
South Africa’s midfielder Bongani Zungu reacts to their defeat during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo international stadium on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP via GETTY Images)

The price set by Amiens is said to be  €4.5m. When asked about his prediction about the transfer, he said he expects it to be done soon, ”Zungu will be leaving Amiens, that’s for sure. He has been a professional but has let the club knows he wants a move to Rangers. It’s just a case of us getting the price we want, which I hope will be reached soon.”

This view that Zungu is set on leaving was corroborated by another club source, ”He is mentally at Rangers already. He feels excited about joining up with Gerrard. He is not going to be forcing a move away as he is hopeful that an agreement will be struck soon.”

While there have been a lot of rumours that Zungu is an injury-prone player, the fact is he had been unlucky. You can read this piece of exclusive reporting I did on Patreon on his time at Amiens last month here. A big game player and he should fit in well under Gerrard.

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