According to Football Insider, Bongani Zungu may have played his last game for Glasgow Rangers.
Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard confirmed that Zungu, 28, Nathan Patterson, 19, Dapo Mebude, 19, Brian Kinnear, 20 and Calvin Bassey, 21, breached coronavirus protocols.
Reports had emerged over the past couple of days that the players had allegedly broken lockdown rules after attending a party in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gerrard has since revealed Rangers are now in talks with the Scottish FA and Scottish government regarding the breach after admitting he is “disappointed” by their actions.
And now, it seems that this could well prove to be the final straw for Zungu, who has endured a tough time at Ibrox.
Gerrard has said all the right things about building up his confidence, but the 28-year-old has betrayed his trust both on the pitch and off it.
Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson signed Zungu on loan from French Ligue 2 side Amiens until the end of the season, and they will reportedly have to part ways with £2.7m should they wish to sign him on a permanent basis. However, he has struggled to justify such a colossal fee after flopping badly at Ibrox.
It’s hard to recall the last time a top-level career at Ibrox has crashed and burned quite so spectacularly as that of Zungu.
Last year, the Scottish giants were involved in a bitter tug-of-war with Olympiacos for his services – both clubs were desperate to land a player who had been solid, if not unspectacular in Ligue 1.
A loan move to Rangers was eventually sanctioned, but it has proven to be a hollow victory, as that loan switch has failed to work out as well as previously hoped.
A measly WhoScored match rating of 6.29 ranks him the third-lowest out of the entire Rangers squad below the likes of Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones, both of whom have since left the club on loan after falling afoul of the coronavirus guidelines.
Along with Steven Davis’ consistency, Ryan Jack’s return has also worsened the situation for the South Africa international.
The Scotland star has fared far better than the Bafana-Bafana midfielder with two goals and one assist in his past five appearances in the Scottish Premiership. For context, that’s more than Zungu has managed to contribute in all competitions this season thus far.
With Rangers well-stocked in his position, perhaps it would be best for Wilson to let the player return to his parent club, as he clearly does not possess the same skillset the aforementioned midfielders carry in their arsenal.
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