A journalist is claiming Rangers target Bongani Zungu did not fail a medical amid conflicting reports and rumours surrounding the South African international and a deal at Ibrox.
Joe Crann – who has been following the Zungu deal closely and who broke the Rangers interest story back in July – claims rumours the player failed a medical are wide of the mark.
When asked if the player failed a medical, Crann responded “Nope, medical was fine”.
Nope, medical was fine
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 4, 2020
The comments of Crann also came after he released a story suggesting the transfer was still salvageable despite the move hitting a snag over personal terms [Scotsman].
The journalist also revealed clubs from La Liga and Serie A were watching the situation closely but admitted the move was in doubt.
Crann had previously broke the story that Rangers had agreed a £3.8m fee for the Amiens midfielder which many fans felt was excessive given the player’s recent injury history.
Club insider Four Lads Had a Dream then claimed that he had heard “rumours” that the deal had collapsed.
I have to also add that I know nothing of the boy Itten either
If we are bringing them if can we expect Roofe to go wider? Would Hagi drop in?
Rumours Zungu deal has collapsed also due to issues
So I’d still think midfielders are needed
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) August 4, 2020
Other influencers such as Mark Dingwall, the editor of the Follow, Follow fanzine, claimed “there was never a deal” on the table as Rangers “never had an interest” in the player.
Zungu failing medical rumours.
There was no medical.
There never was a deal.
That's because Rangers never had an interest and never contemplated a deal.
Anyone who had a look at the lad's form, games played and injuries would clock right away it was unlikely deal for Rangers.
— Mark Dingwall (@GrandmasterSuck) August 4, 2020
These comments came despite Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister acknowledging that Rangers were aware of Zungu, 27, last month.
“We know who Zungu is but our recruitment in bringing players to the club is ongoing,” said McAllister [Glasgow Times].
“We’ve been speaking about hordes of players since lockdown.
“We are constantly on the lookout for players who can come into our team and make it better.”
Rangers had already signed Ianis Hagi, Calvin Bassey, Jon McLaughlin and Leon Balogun before a flurry of attacking transfer activity yesterday.
The Gers splashed out to bring Anderlecht forward Kemar Roofe and FC St. Gallen striker Cedric Itten to the club with conflicting reports concerning the cost to the club.