Bongani Zungu has completed his move from Amiens to Rangers on a season-long loan with the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2020/21 season.
After a long protracted transfer saga, Zungu has finally landed the move to the Scottish Premier League giants where he will work under one his childhood heroes in the form of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Sporting Director, Ross Wilson admits the national lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic was one of the major reasons for the drawn-out negotiations with the outfit who were relegated from Ligue 1 last season.
"Bongani is a player whose situation we have monitored throughout the window," he said in a statement from the club.
"We are excited to have him join Rangers. Following a difficult and prolonged period of lockdown in South Africa, it would have been hard for him to have joined us at an earlier stage of the window.
"However, we have kept an open and positive dialogue with Bongani and Amiens, and the structure of this agreement works well for all parties."
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He added: "The financial impact of coronavirus is being felt by all clubs in a market that has been like no other that I’ve ever experienced.
"We are pleased with the work we have done during the window across the squad and despite the clear challenges brought by the virus, our board have been keen to continue to invest in the development of the squad and the club."