Rangers will not be signing Muhamed Besic from Everton tonight but a loan deal for Bongani Zungu looks as though it’s should be completed, according to the Daily Record.
The newspaper claims that the 27-year-old Amiens midfielder is in Glasgow with his agent Alexis Ramalingam to discuss an eleventh-hour loan move to Ibrox.
It is understood that Zungu could be up for grabs on a free transfer as early as January if he does sign on loan with Rangers as his contract with Amiens expires at the end of the season.
The Daily Record had earlier reported that both Zungu and Besic could join Rangers before the transfer deadline passes tonight but that no longer seems to be the case with the pursuit of Besic reaching a dead-end.
Zungu, however, is said to be a long-term target of both Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson so getting a deal over the line for him is bound to raise the spirits behind the scenes at Ibrox.
He is an addition to an area of the squad that could do with an extra body adding to it but we don’t envisage the South Africa international playing much football any time soon.
After the international break is over, Rangers have an Old Firm showdown against Celtic at Parkhead before an away trip to Standard Liege in the Europa League.
Zungu started just 10 times in Ligue 1 for Amiens last season and only made his first start this season at the weekend when he played in the Ligue 2 defeat to SM Caen.
It’s unlikely he’ll be fully up to speed in terms of his fitness so it could be several weeks before we see him playing properly.
But, at least he’s an option who’s there for Gerrard to use if he’s hit with another midfield injury crisis in the meantime.
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