Rangers loanee Bongani Zungu will cost £2.7m (€3m) if the Ibrox club want to sign him permanently after he penned a new two-year deal with French Ligue 2 side Amiens.
That’s according to the Daily Record, who’ve claimed that South African international Zungu will not be available on a pre-contract in January after negotiating the new deal.
Zungu, 28, joined Rangers on deadline day after a few months of protracted interest from Ibrox.
The future fee mentioned is the Record is around £1m less than the fee originally quoted in the Scottish press regarding Rangers’ initial interest.
Rangers reportedly had a £3.6m (€4m) offer for Zungu accepted earlier in the summer [The Scotsman] but the deal fell apart in August.
Rangers would then move to sign Zungu on-loan with the South African signing the deal to get the move to Ibrox and Amiens ensuring their interests are also protected.
The player had found himself frozen out at Amiens amid all the transfer talk and his contract was originally set to expire come the end of this season.
This ensures that Amiens will be able to command a fee for the player should he manage to impress at Rangers while the Gers are not risking a hefty investment without getting a taste of the returns.
If this information is solid from the Record, then it would also show a great willingness on the part of Zungu to see the move happen.
Later reports claimed clubs from France, Spain and Greece [the Scotsman] were all considering a move for the player but he has penned this contract to get his loan transfer to Ibrox.
Bongani Zungu was one of eight summer signings made by Rangers as they look to mount a serious challenge for the Scottish Premiership this season.