According to the Daily Sun, Kaizer Chiefs want to sign Bongani Zungu this summer after Rangers turned down a chance to convert his Ibrox loan stint into a permanent deal.

Zungu joined the Gers from Amiens on a season-long loan in October.

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The loan signing of Zungu bolstered Steven Gerrard’s options in midfield. (Photo by Robert Perry – Pool/Getty Images)

Rangers confirmed at the time that they had an option to buy the South Africa international at the end of the season, and a subsequent Daily Record report suggested the fee would have been around £2.7m.

The 28-year-old made 20 appearances for the Light Blues but only four of those were starts, with a lack of form, injuries and a breach of Covid regulations all combining to ensure he didn’t make much of an impression.

As a result, Rangers decided not to take up their option and he left Glasgow soon after trophy day.

Zungu might not have wowed Steven Gerrard but it looks as though he isn’t short of options for next season.

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The Daily Sun reports that South African giants Kaizer Chiefs are keen to make him their first ‘big signing’ of the window as they look to rebuild their squad.

 

It’s asserted that the midfielder isn’t keen on a move back to his homeland, but the Chiefs want a meeting and are said to be willing to pull out all the stops to land their man.

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Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly keen to sign Bongani Zungu after Rangers opted against a permanent deal. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The report also claims that multiple clubs in Russia and France are monitoring Zungu’s situation closely, as he seeks a move to avoid playing in Ligue 2.

He only has one year remaining on his current deal at Amiens.

Zungu showed flashes of quality during his stint at Ibrox, with his performance away in Poznan in the Europa League group stages undoubtedly his best in a Rangers shirt.

He didn’t do anywhere near enough to justify a multi-million outlay, though, and it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up next.

In other news, Rangers are reportedly interested in a £3m-rated winger currently playing in a European top-flight league.

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