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Orlando Pirates could lose two key stars

Orlando Pirates are at a crossroads with offers coming in for two of their most important players.


MOFOKENG HAS A MASSIVE FUTURE

Relebohile Mofokeng is on trial at Wolves in the Premier League. Pirates could attempt to get a big fee out of the Birmingham-based side, should they decide to make a permanent move for the 18-year-old who is eligible to sign professional terms with an English side. If they do, that would significantly increase Pirates’ options in the transfer market.

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SELLING ORLANDO PIRATES STARS CAN GENERATE MASSIVE FUNDS

We all want to see South African stars shine abroad and two Buccaneers might be on the verge of their own European breakthroughs. Selling both Monnapule Saleng and Relebohile Mofokeng in the same window would sting, but the financial upside is potentially huge. Just imagine how many players the Buccaneers could sign with those funds and the improvements they could also make to their academy infrastructure.

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Relebohile Mofokeng. image via Instagram @relebohile_ratomo_15

SALENG WILL BE DIFFICULT TO REPLACE

Monnapule Saleng’s 15 goals and 11 assists from 30 appearances last term was a ludicrous output for a winger, and it’s unlikely to be matched in the foreseeable future, but Jose Riveiro’s side needs to look at the bigger picture here. It seems inevitable that Saleng will make a move to Europe at some stage in his career. Pirates could do worse than facilitating that sooner rather than later, so as to maximize the revenue they recoup for him. His value is as high as it’s ever going to be, and those funds could be reinvested in a few top-class local players. A €3m (R60 million) offer would be almost impossible to refuse, and even for a club like Odense in Denmark, that’s relative pocket change. Mofokeng could fetch even more than that, given his massive ceiling and potential as well as the significant spending power of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Orlando Pirates fans expectant on Soweto Derby Day. Image: BackpagePix

Meanwhile, hit up James Freemantle for more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game of football.

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