Zungu out, Hadebe in at Amiens?

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Amiens president Bernard Joannin has hinted that Bongani Zungu's time at the club could be coming to an end, while former Kaizer Chiefs star Teenage Hadebe has been linked with a move to the Ligue 2 side.

Zungu is widely expected to leave Amiens before the transfer window closes, and was linked with a switch to Rangers, although negotiations over a move to Scotland have stalled in recent weeks.

Overseas reports initially claimed that the former Mamelodi Sundowns star had failed a medical with Steven Gerrard's side, but KickOff.com has learned that the Ligue 2 outfit's asking price of €4 million (R77 million) was the cause of negotiations breaking down.

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Joannin has since suggested that the 27-year-old, who has been offered a new contract at the club, and a host of the side's other wantaway stars could all be allowed to leave before the transfer window closes in order for Amiens to recruit reinforcements for the 2020/21 season.

"It is time to get those who want to play to play and before recruiting, we must sell," the 67-year-old said, per French publication Courrier Picard.

"There is no longer any question of keeping players who have their heads elsewhere."

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Amiens previously assumed the stance that Zungu, whose current contract expires in June 2021, will be allowed to leave on loan if he agrees to a new deal, but Joannin's latest comments suggest that a permanent exit might be on the cards for the Bafana Bafana star.

The report from the French publication added that Jonathan Bumbu, Stiven Mendoza, Saman Ghoddos, Chadrac Akolo and Moussa Konate are also on the way out, with the club lining up former Amakhosi defender Hadebe as one possible new recruit.

The Zimbabwe international narrowly avoided relegation from the Turkish Super Lig with Yeni Malatyaspor last season, thanks to the expansion of the league for the 2020/21 campaign, but his agent recently revealed that he is considering his options before making a decision on his future.

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"Teenage will be arriving in Zimbabwe this week and we will discuss options with him," his agent Gibson Mahachi told KickOff.com last month.

"As you know, Teenage has done very well in Turkey. Priority will be for him to remain in Europe. And technically he is still contracted to his club, but he will discuss his options."

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