Zungu on the verge of becoming South Africa's second most expensive player

Zungu on the verge of becoming South Africa's second most expensive player

-Bongani Zungu is on the verge of a big money move to Greek side Olympiakos after tabled a 7 million Euro offer for the former Pretoria University player.

-Zungu turns out for French Ligue 1 side Amiens and has the opportunity to take his career further by joining the Greek side who are always playing in European competition

-Coach Pedro Martins seems to have been convinced of Zungu's ability during both their stint with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes

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Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu could be on his way to Athens to join Greek club Olympiakos. The 25 year old player who turns out for French Ligue 1 side Amiens is the subject of a 7 million Euro bid Briefly.co.za has learnt. Olympiakos who are traditional European campaigners had an indifferent season finishing third and the are on course to rebuilding their squad with Zungu as one of their targets.

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Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins spent a season with Zungu at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes and seems to have been convinced of his ability as he has earmarked him as one of his top targets to arrest the decline at the former champions. The Greek club enjoyed a glory laden 7 years of back to back league titles before finishing 3rd last season. The club has brought in coach Pedro Martins to revive the fortunes of the club and he has tabled a bid for Zungu.

According to the Times Live the move would provide an opportunity for Zungu to play in the UEFA Europa League this season. With the league set to start later towards the end of the month the club is competing in the preliminary rounds of the continental competition. The move will be a welcome development for the player and indeed for Bafana Bafana boss Stuart Baxter to have squad players playing at the top level of the game in Europe's top sides.

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