Controversial Rangers star Bongani Zungu appears to have played his last game for the Ibrox club after the Gers crashed out of the Scottish Cup.
The South African international midfielder is currently on loan from Amiens but has struggled to make an impact on the side ever since his October move.
According to the Daily Record, Rangers will need to pay £2.7m to make the move permanent but given the midfielder’s lack of game time and previous comments made by Steven Gerrard this looks unlikely.
Zungu, 28, was one of five players caught up in a Covid-19 breach storm at the turn of the year and who are currently serving a six-match ban with two games suspended until the start of next season.
After the player was caught breaching the rules Steven Gerrard was asked if the player had missed his chance at Rangers.
“I think that would be fair to say, yes,” said Gerrard [Glasgow Live].
“That will take care of itself and we’ll move forward with the players who have remained professional and want to be part of a successful team.
“We spoke as a group and I explained the situation to them.
“We’re at such an important time of the season with the fixtures coming up that we can’t be worrying about it or letting our focus slide.”
However, this was before Gerrard and Rangers accepted a public apology from the players with Zungu featuring in five matches from the bench since the incident.
The suspension – which also affects first teamers Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey – begun at the weekend after a Gers appeal was thrown out by the SFA.
Rangers’ Scottish Cup penalty shootout defeat to St Johnstone was the first of a four-game suspension this season with only three games remaining in the Scottish Premiership.
This means that Zungu won’t play again this season with a late cameo in the 2-1 win over Hibs at Ibrox potentially the last time he’ll pull on a Rangers jersey.
Rangers fans were left fuming by the Scottish Cup result which leaves the Ibrox side without a domestic cup victory under Steven Gerrard in six attempts.