Rangers completed the signing of South African midfielder Bongani Zungu last night before the transfer window closed until January – and some new details have emerged over the deal for the 27-year-old.

The Gers landed Zungu on a season-long loan from Amiens, with the Gers having an option to make the move permanent in the summer, and journalist Joe Crann has reported that the midfielder’s contract with the French side was extended by a year before the deal was done.

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Zungu’s Amiens contract was due to expire in the summer of 2021 but with Rangers confirming they have an option to make it permanent in the summer, it definitely sounds as though his deal has been extended.

Neither club have confirmed whether there was an extension to his Amiens deal but it had been reported yesterday that the French side wouldn’t let him leave on loan without one.

With what is likely to be an extra year on his contract now, it will be interesting to see what sort of fee has been agreed between the two sides for a future move.

 

The South African could be set for a stunning debut for Steven Gerrard’s side at Celtic Park on October 17 after finally getting a deal done to join Rangers.

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After the move appeared dead following reports of a failed medical in August, it’ll be good to see Zungu in a Rangers shirt.

 

 

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