Rangers FC close to concluding seven-figure transfer


Rangers FC and Steven Gerrard face an almighty battle to bring the SPFL title back to Ibrox next season.

Few Gers fans will need reminding just how big the gap between themselves and Celtic was at the end of the season, with 13 points separating the two.

2020 has not been kind to the Light Blues as they fell dramatically off the pace and had to watch their star man struggle in front of goal.

Alfredo Morelos has found the back of the net just once this calendar year but that hasn't stopped him being linked with the Premier League and Serie A.

However, things have started picking up recently.

Ianis Hagi signed on a permanent deal while Rangers wrapped up free transfers for both Calvin Bassey and Jon McLaughlin.

Though, their fourth summer arrival could be imminent.


The player in question is Bongani Zungu.

The South African has been linked with a move to Ibrox over the last couple of weeks but the potential transfer is now starting to gather pace.

That's according to the Scotsman who claim a £3.8m deal is close to being concluded and the player is now on the verge of moving to Glasgow.

A deal had previously been delayed because of a lack of flights out of South Africa due to the ongoing pandemic.

However, it looks as though that issue has been solved and the player is now free to sign for the Gers. 

Upon signing for Vitoria in Portugal, Zungu was described as a "special talent" by the club's Sporting Director Flavio Meireles.


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Rangers' business so far this summer has to be applauded.

They are doing things quickly and given the current conditions in the transfer market, Ross Wilson deserves a huge amount of praise.

It remains to be seen whether Zungu would be a success following the conclusion of his move from Amiens but at just £3.8m, there is little risk involved.


Wilson has identified the Gers' targets early and unlike Celtic, are tying players down in efficient fashion.

The Director overspent on players when at Southampton but their approach of landing footballers either on the cheap or for free, completely negates that.

it appears he has learned the errors of his way after shipping out fees in excess of £16m for the likes of Sofiane Boufal and Moi Elyounoussi at the Saints.

Rangers don't have that money to spend, but it shows the Gers man can adapt to proceedings. He deserves credit for his busy approach to the window so far.

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