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Report: Rangers make contact over 27-year-old compared to Yaya Toure, £1.8m starting price

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Report: Rangers make contact over 27-year-old compared to Yaya Toure, £1.8m starting price

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have reportedly made an initial approach to try and bring Bongani Zungu to Ibrox, according to France Football.

The South Africa international currently plies his trade at French side Amiens, who were relegated from Ligue 1 in wake of the season being called prematurely.

Zungu admitted last month that he’s ready for a new challenge, telling Get French Football News: “Personally I would like to move on with my career, and hopefully it happens.”

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According to France Football, Rangers have recently made enquiries about the 27-year-old’s quality from various sources.

The report claims that Strasbourg also like Zungu’s profile, with Amiens seeking between €2million to €3million in order to part with the defensive midfielder.

 

Zungu, whose contract at Amiens runs out next summer, has been capped 24 times by South Africa.

He has also played for Mamelodi Sundowns, winning two South African titles and one South African Cup, as well as Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes.

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According to Glasgow Live, Zungu has been described as a defensively-minded midfielder with quick feet and composure in tight areas, along with an impressive ability to hit accurate, long passes.

Soccer Laduma, meanwhile, notes how his playing style has been compared to that of Yaya Toure and Paul Pogba.

Zungu welcomed the comparisons, replying: “You know, Yaya is my role model. His words have always encouraged me so to be compared to him and Pogba is a great honour.”

Reportedly available for a price between £1.8million to £2.8million, Zungu seems like a good, modestly-priced option for Gerrard’s side.

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