Frank McAvennie has slammed Glasgow Rangers’ Bongani Zungu and even suggested that the 28-year-old will make excuses as to why his time at Ibrox didn’t work out.
The Lowdown: Zungu spell hasn’t worked
The South African signed on transfer deadline day last summer from Amiens on loan, a move which delighted many Gers supporters (HITC). A clause in the deal said that he could be signed permanently for £2.7m (Daily Record).
However, there is little danger of the Gers parting with that sum to keep him. He has managed just 20 appearances in all competitions, almost all of those as a substitute (Transfermarkt), while he received a six-game ban for breaking lockdown regulations earlier this year (BBC).
The Latest: McAvennie slams South Africa international
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie was far from happy with the 28-year-old. He said:
“He never looked good enough.
“He barely got a game. It’s one of them, he came in, he didn’t do it. Just like Duffy at Celtic.
“He’s just got to get on with it now. Go back to your club and start again.
“He’ll go back and make all these excuses, ‘it wasn’t my fault it was someone else’s fault’.
“That’s what those loan players do. Just go and do it when you’re on loan so you end up staying. It makes no sense to me.”
The Verdict: Disaster
It is fair to say that this transfer has been pretty much a disaster for Rangers. Zungu has had little to no impact on the pitch, failing to score or even set up a goal, while he has tarnished the reputation of the Ibrox outfit with his lockdown breach. It seems likely that few Gers fans will be disappointed to see him return to France.
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Generally, though, the Gers’ transfer business has paid off this year. Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi have popped up with important goals and moments, while Leon Balogun has also played his part in what the Gers have achieved. The Zungu agreement, it seems, was nothing but a blip from the Ibrox hierarchy.
In other news, many Rangers fans are livid over this journalist’s comments.
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