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Guimaraes Receive Bumper Zungu Offer Worth R87m

Vitoria de Guimaraes Have Received A Big Offer For Bongani Zungu

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By Joe Crann - Jun 20, 2017 03:44 PM @YesWeCrann
The Siya crew have been informed that Vitoria de Guimaraes received a bumper offer of around €6m (R87.5m) from an unnamed English club for Bongani Zungu.
 
 
Zungu is hot property at present having had a sterling second half of the season for Guimaraes, scoring in the Taca de Portugal final last month as his side went down 2-1 to Benfica.
 
A stellar second half to the 2016/17 campaign saw him attract interest from Portugal, Germany and England and it now appears unlikely that he will be returning to the club next season amid growing rumours.
 
It was recently reported that English Championship side, Sheffield Wednesday, were interested in the Bafana Bafana international, although strict work permit rules in the UK mean that it will be difficult, though not impossible, for him to make the move there.
 
While Guimaraes’ original asking price for the midfielder was around €3.5m (R50m), the fact that an English club has bid €6m could be a way of them trying to circumnavigate the work permit rules based on the transfer fee paid.
 
An example of this is Egyptian midfielder, Ramadan Sobhi, who signed for Stoke City for a similar fee last year. The 20-year-old was given special dispensation after failing to meet the criteria for an automatic permit.
 
Bafana’s average FIFA ranking over the past two years means that he also doesn’t qualify for an automatic Governing Body Endorsement, but can apply to the Exceptions Panel where he could be granted a GBE on special dispensation. 
 
Should Guimaraes accept the bid, as expected, then the English club will have to prepare themselves for the fact that a permit may not be granted, although the transfer fee could go some way in helping his cause.
 
The Siya crew will continue to keep an eye on Zungu’s situation as he inches closer to a move away from his current club.

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mfisane@gmail.com Joined: 25 Mar 2017
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mfisane@gmail.com Jun 24, 2017 11:09 PM
Imagine zungu and Dele Alli, Kane? Hope Tottenham snatches him and he will surely adapt their style of play and bring to our national side.
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molaobert Jun 23, 2017 04:11 PM
@Papa Charles Hahahaha u r correct comr8 literally that's not a move but a FALL.
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molaobert Jun 23, 2017 04:07 PM
@bhkabhakalokuqina1 Which teams r Yaya Toure,Sade Mane,Alex Song,Christian Atsu playing/played for? Aren't they some big european giants compared to Sheffield Wednesday?
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Papa Charles Jun 22, 2017 04:44 PM
@chiefs dismiss do u call dat opportunity!epl is the weakest league in the world pple must understand he's representing SA not Downs
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Papa Charles Jun 22, 2017 04:39 PM
@molaobert we r treated badly as africans,i dnt thnk dey wil let him go if he ws a portugues,is lyk moving 4rm Sundowns to Chicken inn! is n insults 2 Africa and South Africa
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Bra'tt_pops Jun 22, 2017 04:07 PM
Zungu should just opt 4 Benfica ..very scout in England is looking @ that team so that would give him a chance to play in EPL..what do you think guyz???
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Jun 22, 2017 07:28 AM
@molaobert which Cameroonian, ivorinian, niugerian player is playing for Real Madrid?
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molaobert Jun 21, 2017 10:37 PM
Guys does that mean an english championship soccer is equivalent to portuguese primera lig soccer?? I mean here we're not talking about neither Hull city nor Swansea city but a championship side while the cameroonian,ivorian,nigerian players r playing for the Real Madrids,Barcelonas,Man Citys,Arsenals etc
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hoji Jun 21, 2017 10:09 PM
this is sad...this money shud be goin to downs and tuks...I think there is mola at high levels,n teams need to be smart wen signing contract..dnt sell for 100%, sell 50% of ty eshares...and earn wen the player is sold..get less when the player dnt perfom..that way it will be easy and in a long term be beneficial to both the players an development teams..eish..I wish I had money tostart my own development school...
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Eugene1986 Jun 21, 2017 02:17 PM
@Coach T Ben 10 can only play Champions league if he signs for Porto or Benfica not with his current team
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STOANICIOUS Jun 21, 2017 10:40 AM
Wow! That is great
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Sphe17 Jun 21, 2017 10:22 AM
@ZunguSox how do you know that ndoda???
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Coach T Joined: 15 Feb 2017
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Coach T Jun 21, 2017 10:21 AM
Don't go to England. We want champions league so if he goes there then our players are simply stupid idiots!!!!
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ZunguSox Jun 21, 2017 09:34 AM
So Cowditor you thing u hide SOUTHAMPTON FC, they have interest we know and Guimaraes will accept the offer but Zungu will remain there
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sera Jun 21, 2017 09:13 AM
His team will accept the deal because he will be bought and be loan back to them for a season.
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Khompela is cursed Jun 21, 2017 05:54 AM
AM FAILING 2UNDERSTAND THIS ENGLISH TEAM THEY KNW THEIR RULES BT THY STILL MAKING OFFER FOR SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYER...EDITOR PLZ STOP FEEDING US WITH LIES
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MR E Jun 21, 2017 03:26 AM
He's a star and he will get the opportunity to play on big team.
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Mluh101 Jun 21, 2017 02:44 AM
I'm 100% sure that he is the perfect fit For English side... This permit nton nton iyangcika ngoba iyabandlulula... I wish to see him in England in Future
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Mluh101 Jun 21, 2017 02:42 AM
Amampunge
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Jun 20, 2017 08:21 PM
Luck is on his side dis one may u grab ur chance boy

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