Rangers target Bafana pair

Rangers manager Walter Smith on Tuesday revealed his interest in signing two of South Africa’s World Cup stars, Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela.

Talks have already taken place between Ibrox chief executive Martin Bain and representatives of striker Mphela and defender Khumalo, at the behest of the Rangers boss.

“We are seriously considering both these players,” Smith told the Scottish Sun. “I believe they could fit in well for us.

“Contact has been made, but we’ll need to wait and see what happens in the coming weeks.”

Khumalo (23) and Mphela (24), who both scored against France in the finals, are rated at £1,5-million each.


Supersport United defender Khumalo, capped 14 times, has reportedly also attracted the attention of Tottenham.

Former Strasbourg striker Mphela, who has 35 caps, was the Premier Soccer League’s top scorer last season with 17 goals in 30 games for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Rangers have also reportedly moved to sign Croatia international striker Nikica Jelavic to replace Kris Boyd, who recently moved to Middlesbrough. — Sapa-AFP

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