An Instagram story post shows that Bongani Zungu has left Glasgow with his stint at Rangers coming to an end.
The Gers signed Zungu on loan from Ligue 2 outfit Amiens in October, with the South Africa international brought in to provide an extra option for Steven Gerrard in midfield.
An option to buy was included in the deal [Rangers.co.uk] and it was reported at the time that the French club expected the Gers to make the transfer permanent.
However, things didn’t really go to plan for the 28-year-old in Scotland and earlier this month, Amiens manager Oswald Tanchot confirmed that the loanee would return next season to see out the final year of his contract [Daily Record].
With the likes of Steven Davis and Glen Kamara shining all season, he struggled to get into the team and when he was given an opportunity, he didn’t show star quality.
Minor injury problems and the Covid Five incident in February also impacted his time at the club, with the resulting ban from the latter seeing him miss out on the final four matches of the season.
Zungu was very much in the middle of the title celebrations on trophy day and he made 13 Premiership appearances (one start), so he was certainly a part of the title-winning team.
However, it would be a stretch to call his loan spell a success and it’s little surprise that the Gers opted against pursuing a permanent deal.
Zungu posted to his Instagram story from London on Monday, confirming that he’s left Glasgow, seven months on from his arrival.
In all, he made 20 appearances for Rangers but only racked up 451 minutes of action, while he failed to score a goal or provide an assist.
He’ll be playing in the French second tier next season, as Amiens failed to gain promotion back to Ligue 1 at the first attempt.