Glasgow Rangers sporting director says the club will be monitoring Bongani Zungu closely, to determine if he is worth forking out R77m for.
The 28-year-old former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder arrived at Ibrox on a deadline day transfer from French Ligue 2 side Amiens.
The deal is a season-long loan, although Steven Gerrard’s side do have an option to buy Zungu outright, though the Siya crew understands that Amiens have slapped a €4m (±R77m) price tag on his head.
Speaking to Rangers TV, the club’s sporting director Ross Wilson has insisted that the club will be monitoring Zungu’s progress closely in the coming months to determine whether they will buy him outright or send him back to France.
“Bongani Zungu joined us near the end of the window. He joined us on a loan with an option to buy. So, we will continue to assess him. Steven and the guys on the training pitch every day will continue to assess what he can bring to us moving forward.
“We are delighted that it is time for him to join with the group now and to really feel part of what we are doing here,” Wilson told Rangers TV.
Zungu, who was an unused sub for Rangers in their Europa League win over Lech Poznan, is yet to make his debut for the Scottish Premiership leaders, after joining his teammates in training last week, following a mandatory two-week COVID-19-enforced isolation period.
‘Ben 10’, could get his first run out for the club in their Europa League clash against Benfica this Thursday.