Rangers ‘in talks’ with midfield powerhouse

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Rangers close to securing Zungu

Rangers’ squad is nearly complete, with just one piece of Steven Gerrard’s jigsaw currently waiting for install.

With Greg Docherty and Ross McCrorie now free to leave, the manager is making squad space for a new powerful midfielder, such as Bongani Zungu, and South African outlet Zalebs confirms the Amiens man is ‘in talks’ to join ‘Scottish giants’ Rangers.

The 27-year old has been long-linked for a move to Ibrox, and while there have been rumours the deal was off, it appears negotiations have continued.

It is being claimed by sources that the midfielder’s wage demands are a little on the high side, and that’s the stumbling block up for negotiation.

Rangers are definitely favourites to secure him, and while midfield currently has Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara, with Davis and Arfield as backup, Gerrard appears to want one more clinching signature to seize 6 high-quality options for the main three slots.

Of course, currently the manager is running a double pivot with Jack and Kamara, but Jack is not quite able to fully express himself and Kamara is certainly shining, so where Zungu would actually fit in to this system we’re not absolutely sure.

But Gerrard wants the options, the depth. He wants to be able to call upon bench options which are as strong as what he has on the pitch, and that’s why he’s signing such good players despite having personnel already there.

It does mean it’s tricky to keep everyone happy, but the club will only benefit from it.

We are sorry to lose McCrorie and Docherty, but you’d have to say Zungu would be a decent replacement.

2 COMMENTS

  1. To be fair, whether it is Zungu or someone else, we really need midfielders in.
    Think about it. many of our signings have taken time, up to a season, to get used to playing at Ibrox. Remember Barisic being castigated? I do. Aribo was OK last season, Davis who has been here before, and Defoe were nothing great first 6 months. I could go on
    Davis is in his last season, Arfield will get less playing time this season and less again in 21/22 if he is still with us.
    Next summer sees the European Nations. I forecast now that we will lose Barisic and Kamara after that. For big money, but gone nonetheless. If Aribo continues this season the way he has started it, I doubt we can hold onto him next summer.
    The upside is that those three with Morelos should bring in north of £70 Million. Think about that for a minute. Morelos & Barisic £25M each, Kamara & Aribo £15M+ Is that really farfetched? I don’t think so
    The downside is it leaves us with Jack as our only midfielder used to the demands of Ibrox and The Famous. We need another midfielder in now to give him a season to get used to the pressure, the demands of playing for the greatest team in Glasgow.
    But I also forecast that they will sell Eduoard this summer as they will be scared of less money if he only has 12 months left on a contract he will not renew. Ajeti is a poor version of Itten and that is what the unwashed will see paraded as their new saviour.
    We currently have 4 CBs that would walk into their team and will have 5 when Katic recovers. So the players that leave next summer will do so with a 55 medal.
    Our time has come – Again.

  2. The two players that have been told that they can leave Rangers have not really proved that they have improved and are not up to the standard we require.I realise that Rangers are a feeder club now and if we can get £70m for Morelos,Kamara,Barisic and Aribo, we would be able to buy players at a decent level though I would not like Aribo to be sold too early as I think the lad will improve and if Rangers sign Zungu he will be the catalyst for a decent midfield which we need.

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