Rangers fans are set to be made to wait to see £2.7m-rated South African midfielder Bongani Zungu on the European stage.
That’s the fee Rangers will need to pay to bring the Amiens playmaker to Ibrox permanently [Daily Record] but his early introduction to proceedings in Glasgow has been halted by a mid-season injury.
Zungu, 28, played twice for South Africa during the international break and returned to Rangers training with a niggle which ruled him out of the weekend’s 4-0 demolition of Aberdeen.
Heading into the match with Benfica, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has also ruled the technically capable midfield star out of the reckoning.
This news was supplemented by a warning this could rule him out for a further 7-10 days, meaning Sunday’s match with Falkirk is a write-off for Zungu with the midfielder a doubt for next week’s visit of Standard Liege.
Rangers would’ve signed the South African to be a big player on the European stage and with injury and quarantines restricting him the match with Lech Poznan will potentially be a chance to show us what he can do at this level.
So far Rangers fans have been impressed with the brief sightings they’ve had of Zungu, his 45 minutes in the 8-0 win over Hamilton a walk in Ibrox Park.
The midfielder also caught the eye in in South Africa’s recent 2-0 win over Sao Tome, setting up Percy Tau’s opener with a fine looped assist and scoring the second with a header from a corner.
But the club’s fans will need to wait to see just what Ben 10 can bring to Rangers at European level as they look to go deep into the competition this season.