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Shareholders welcome "new Rangers fans" after club announce major deal

Rangers shareholders and fans group Club 1872 have sent a welcome to “new Rangers fans” after the club secured the signing of South African international Bongani Zungu.

The signing of the Bafana Bafana international has seen an outpouring of South African support with many pledging to follow Rangers now Zungu is officially an Ibrox player.

Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu has 29 caps and four goals for South Africa. (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s a signing which has excited everyone at Rangers – not least Steven Gerrard – and Club 1872 have welcomed the player to Ibrox.

They’ve also happily extended their embrace to those South African supporters who’re determined to see their great footballing hope make it under the guidance of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

Rangers were first linked with a move for Bongani Zungu in early July but amid claims a £3.8m bid had been accepted [Scotsman], a deal would then stall.

There have been conflicting reports about the reasons for this but whatever the case the Gers moved quickly on deadline day to secure the signing of the midfielder.

A loan with an option-to-buy deal protects the interests of all parties and ensures that Zungu, 27, will need to impress to secure a permanent deal.

The player himself is just as excited as the Rangers fans as he prepares to arrive in Glasgow and expressed his delight about the move upon signings.

I have studied the squad and feel I can come in and bring my attributes to help the team improve,” said Zungu [Rangers].

“The chance to play for such a big club especially in European competitions is very exciting for me.

“I can’t wait to fly to Scotland and meet my new team mates. I know that I will settle in Glasgow and am looking forward to getting started as soon as possible.

Rangers shareholders Club 1872 have extended a warm welcome to the South African fans who have pledged their allegience to the club following the capture of Zungu. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

“I really want the fans to be proud of my performances and will always give 100 per-cent for my new team.

“Rangers is a global club and I know there are already many supporters across Africa. I am looking forward to playing in front of a big crowd and audiences across the world.”

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