Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has claimed that he is “excited” about the prospect of Bongani Zungu becoming available for selection after the player joined the first-team squad.
The midfielder has joined Rangers from Amiens on-loan this season with an option to buy fee reportedly set at £2.7m [Daily Record].
After serving a two-week quarantine following his move to the UK from France, Steven Gerrard opened up about his new signing joining the ranks at the Rangers Training Centre.
“Very excited to have him (Zungu) available,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“I think it’s been a long two weeks for him in quarantine, alone in a flat in Glasgow, desperate to be involved.
“He trained for the first time today, which was fantastic.
“We managed to get some training equipment to his apartment, so he’s been ticking over and doing a certain level of training.
“Obviously today he’ll certainly feel that training but he’s happy, he’s smiling, and it’s great to have him finally with us.”
Zungu himself has also been opening up on his move to Glasgow as he faced a patient wait not only in quarantine but all summer long to finally join up with his new teammates.
Rangers’ interest in the player was first reported in July but it took to deadline day in October before the club finally pounced on the midfielder.
According to Zungu, the support and comments of the Rangers fans online also helped convince him Ibrox was the place for him.
“I’ve felt at home even before I signed,” said Zungu [RangersTV].
“Warm welcome, people were flooding my social media, and that made me realise that this is a massive club.
“At the back of mind I was just telling myself that they’re just making me want to go there so yeah the warm welcome was quite good.”
Zungu, 28, will now join up with his new teammates as he looks to earn a spot in a competitive Rangers squad.