Former Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu may have to play for Amiens SC in Ligue 2 this season despite a dismissive claim from his agent earlier in the summer.
Zungu spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Ibrox, making 20 appearances in all competitions.
He showed flashes of ability but struggled for consistency and with injuries before a high-profile Covid breach essentially ended his chances of being signed on a permanent deal.
Officially, he was sent back to his parent club in June [Rangers.co.uk] but his agent made it clear that playing in the French second tier was ‘not an option’ for the Bafana Bafana star [Soccer Laduma], who remained in South Africa during pre-season with visa issues delaying his return to France.
Newly-promoted La Liga side Espanyol were credited with interest in his signature but were ultimately unwilling to meet Amiens’ asking price, which is still said to be in excess of £2m [The South African], so no move materialised before the transfer window closed.
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It has also been suggested that he could move to the Middle East but it now looks highly likely that he’ll be staying at the Stade de la Licorne until at least January, when there will be a chance for him to sign a pre-contract deal elsewhere or be sold for a minor fee.
After failing to gain promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking last season, Amiens have made a poor start to their 2021/22 campaign.
They currently sit 15th in Ligue 2 having won just one of their opening six matches, so they could certainly do with the extra quality that Zungu would offer at that level.
In other transfer news, a Rangers-linked player with ‘enormous ability’ has completed a late loan move to an English club.