Olympiacos offer R108m for Bongani Zungu

2018-08-02 14:06
Bongani Zungu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Greek side Olympiacos have reportedly submitted a massive R108 million offer to Amiens for South African midfielder Bongani Zungu.

According to a report by TimesLIVE, the Bafana Bafana player is attracting interest in Greece where he would reunite with former Vitoria Guimaraes coach Pedro Martins.

The two spent a season together in Portugal before Zungu moved to France's Ligue 1 in a R31 million deal ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Zungu would become the second most expensive South African player behind only Benni McCarthy who moved to Porto from Spanish side Celta Vigo in a record R121 million deal.

McCarthy previously held the record for South Africa's most expensive export when moving to Spain from Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam in a R93 million deal before later smashing his own record.

This continues the meteoric rise of the 25-year-old midfielder who began his professional career at the University of Pretoria before later joining Masandawana.

Highest South African transfers:

Benni McCarthy - R121 million (Celta Vigo to Porto)

Bongani Zungu - R108 million (Amiens to Olympiacos) *If deal completed

Benni McCarthy - R93 million (Ajax Amsterdam to Celta Vigo)

Percy Tau - R50 million (Mamelodi Sundowns to Brighton)

Steven Pienaar - R48 million (Ajax Amsterdam to Borussia Dortmund)

Read more on:    absa premiership  |  bongani zungu  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.