Prospective midfield Rangers signing Bongani Zungu has turned down a move to La Liga with his heart set on a move to Ibrox, according to the Daily Record.

The report claims that Zungu, 27, turned down the opportunity to join either Spanish outfit Celta Vigo or Amiens’ previous Ligue 1 rivals Strasbourg to play at Rangers.

Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu has reportedly turned down the offer to move to La Liga or stay in Ligue 1 to join Rangers. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

The Daily Record believes that “Liverpool-daft” Zungu’s head was turned by the interest of Steven Gerrard and the project the Anfield legend is undertaking in Glasgow.

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They also claim both Celta Vigo and Strasbourg had bids accepted for the player.

It’s not the first time interest from La Liga hasn’t come off concerning Zungu, with a €5m move to Mallorca falling through in January after Amiens could not sign a replacement [Soccer Laduma].

Rangers have reportedly reached an agreement with Amiens over “massive Reds fan” Zungu after weeks of negotiations.

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First linked to Ibrox by Joe Crann at the start of July, the journalist revealed via the Scotsman this week that a fee of around £3.6m (€4m) had been agreed between Rangers and Amiens.

This was backed up by reputable French outlet L’Equipe who believe the midfielder is set to sign a four-year deal at Ibrox.

The South African international will reportedly join Rangers for a fee of £3.6m. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Whilst there is little-known about the 29-cap South African midfielder in Scotland, there is great hope for Zungu back in his homeland.

So much so that a raft of South African supporters have been expressing their delight over the prospective move and have pledged to follow Rangers if a deal comes off.

 

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