Why Zungu to Rangers really broke down

SA Players Abroad

Bongani Zungu's move from Amiens to Rangers could still materialise despite a breakdown in negotiations as he looks to leave the Ligue 2 side before the transfer window shuts.

Zungu looked poised to join the Scottish Premier League (SPL) giants last month after agreeing personal terms with Steven Gerrard's side on a three-year contract with a one-year optional extension.

However, the move came to an abrupt halt with reports in UK media suggesting he failed his medical due to concerns of his weight ahead of the new season – leaving the South Africa international in limbo in France.

KickOff.com can confirm that Zungu has still been in contact with the Liverpool legend but the €4-million asking-price for the player, who will be available to sign a pre-contract in January, prevented the completion of the transfer.

With the 27-year-old currently training separately from the first-team squad, local media claim he's refusing to play for the club along with Senegal striker Moussa Konaté and Cameroon defender Aurélien Chedjou.

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This website understands Amiens have offered Zungu a new contract and an opportunity to move away on loan as they look to gain a return on investment.

But with Zungu adamant on moving away for a new challenge, it's believed two clubs from LaLiga and one from Serie A are still monitoring the situation in additional to Strasbourg and Rangers.

As things stand, Zungu's representatives are pushing for a loan move away from the club to prevent him from being frozen out of the first-team as he'll be available to sign a pre-contract with potential suitors in January.

Amiens maintain they will allow the Bafana Bafana star to leave on loan if he agrees to a new contract in order to generate a healthy transfer fee should he leave, which has become imperative after their controversial relegation from the top-flight.

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