According to club president Bernard Joannin, former Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu will play for Amiens next season, despite reported interest from Kaiser Chiefs [Maligue2].
Zungu spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Ibrox, but made just 20 appearances, with only four of those being starts.
A late arrival, niggles and a controversial breach of Covid regulations all held him back and he ultimately didn’t produce enough on the pitch to justify Rangers making his move permanent.
He left Glasgow shortly after trophy day and the club recently confirmed his departure.
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There has been some uncertainty around his future, with the Daily Sun reporting earlier this month that Kaiser Chiefs were keen on luring him back to his native South Africa.
It was claimed that they were willing to meet his salary demands to ensure he became their first ‘high profile’ signing of the summer.
However, a transfer doesn’t look to be on the cards for the 28-year-old, who’s very much a part of Amiens’ plans, according to Joannin.
“Bongani Zungu, who is returning from Glasgow, will be an excellent recruit,” said the president in a preview of the 2021/22 season [Maligue2].
Amiens finished a disappointing tenth in Ligue 2 last season following relegation, but they are determined to get back to the top flight and have appointed Phillipe Hinschberger as their new manager.
The French second tier will be a considerable step down for Zungu, particularly given that he played in several Europa League matches last season.
The South Africa international only has one year remaining on his Amiens deal, but it seems that they would rather use him in their promotion charge and lose him on a free next summer than sell him for a fee in this window.
In other news, an Ibrox hero has landed a managerial role in a European league.