Rangers battling Greek & Spanish clubs for £3.8m rated midfielder - report
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Rangers battling Greek & Spanish clubs for £3.8m rated midfielder - report

Rangers have reportedly revived their interest in South African international midfielder Bongani Zungu but face competition from Spain and Greek giants Olympiakos for his signature.

That’s according to South African football journalist Joe Crann, who has close links to the Amiens player, broke the original story on Rangers’ interest and has penned a new piece on the player for the Scotsman.

Rangers are battling Greek and Spanish clubs for the signature of 29-cap South African international Bongani Zungfu, according to a report. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

The report also claims that a previous deal – where Rangers were said to have bid £3.8m (€4m) for the player – broke down over personal terms and not a medical.

Conflicting reports had previously suggested that Zungu had either failed a medical, struggled to agree personal terms or that Rangers were never interested at all.

According to Crann’s latest report, Zungu, in fact, passed a medical at Ibrox and the deal collapsed for other reasons.

The report also appears to confirm earlier reports that Amiens wanted to sign Zungu, 27, down on a longer-term contract before loaning him out as they tried to recoup a fee on the asset.

As it stands Zungu’s contract is set to expire come the end of the season and Rangers could realistically launch a pre-contract move as early as January.

The report acknowledges that it is unclear if Ligue 2 side Amiens will lower their transfer demands for the player, who made a return to the side from bench in their 0-0 draw with Pau at the weekend.

The reported pursuit of Zungu has been dragging out for since July and has been the biggest Ibrox transfer saga of the window so far.

It remains unclear if Amiens will budge on their £3.8m (é4m) asking price for the player. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Is it about to reach its conclusion before the window slams shut this coming Monday?

Rangers fans have been urging Zungu to realise his “Ibrox destiny” after a spate of Tweets from his official account.

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