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Kaizer Chiefs’ pursuit for Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabo Cele seems to have several challenges Image Source: (@MickyJnr./Twitter)

Chiefs face challenges in pursuit of Europe-based star

Kaizer Chiefs are hot on the heels of Thabo Cele but it seems their pursuit of the Europe-based star has several challenges.

Thabo Cele Bafana Bafana Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs’ pursuit for Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabo Cele seems to have several challenges Image Source: (@MickyJnr./Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs’ pursuit of Bafana Bafana international and Europe-based star Thabo Cele seems to have several challenges as the two parties are yet to reach an agreement.

The information coming through to The South African is that Cele has been offered an offer by Chiefs but it seems the deal has hit a snag – FarPOST reports.

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According to the local football publication, the Europe-based Bafana star, Cele has not accepted the terms offered by the Soweto giants, Chiefs.

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Currently contracted to Radomiak with his deal set to expire at the end of June 2024, the Polish side is reportedly keen to part ways with the Europe-based star midfielder should he receive a good deal.

Having been part of the recent Bafana squad at the COSAFA Cup tournament in Durban, Cele impressed Amakhosi but the possibility is that he could stay in Europe.

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“The Thabo Cele to Kaizer Chiefs deal seems to have hit a snag,” digital scout and overseas player monitor Prince Sobayeni told FARPost

“The player’s camp said they have been negotiating with Kaizer Chiefs for some time. But they are struggling to reach an agreement in terms of the player’s personal terms.

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“With the player wanting to come back from Europe, it has to be for the right terms. I guess this includes the salary and other aspects of the deal which are important.

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“So, if those terms are not met, the player would rather remain overseas and continue with his career, where he is still contracted to his team, who were willing to let him go for free if he finds a good deal. But that seems to be a thing of the past with this Kaizer Chiefs deal stalling.”

CHIEFS STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SIGN EUROPE-BASED TARGET

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This publication also understands that the Europe-based KZN Academy graduate still has a chance to ply his trade in the DStv Premiership.

According to Sobayeni, coach Molefi Ntseki’s side could still land Cele’s signature because the deal is still on the table.

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“But anything can happen because the deal is still on the table, and anything can happen because the transfer window is still open,” he added.

“It will be interesting to see what happens because, at the moment is 50/50, as you know, transfers can take a turn. It will be up to Kaizer Chiefs to persuade the player and push the deal a little bit further.

“For now, we will have to wait and see what happens in the coming days. The transfer window is only closing at the end of the month.”

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