Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Euro giant moves on from Orlando Pirates’ Relebohile Mofokeng?

Orlando Pirates teenager Relebohile Mofokeng has attracted some interest abroad, but is a move to a European giant now off the table?

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates youngster Relebohile Mofokeng has been in the headlines for virtually all season, due to his on field progress. 

Mofokeng had a great first full season at Pirates, finally breaking into the starting 11 regularly being a key player. 

To top that off, the month of June has been incredible for Mofokeng, alone. He came off the bench to score a late winner for Pirates in the Nedbank Cup final. That goal ensured that the Buccaneers got two finals victories over Sundowns in the same season. On top of his two trophies, he also made his long awaited Bafana Bafana debut, against Zimbabwe. 

Overseas interest in Mofokeng

That will only fuel the demand on Mofokeng from clubs from abroad, as well as Al Ahly on the continent. Early in the season, Pirates announced that the teenager had been invited to undergo an assessment at English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers. Towards the end of the season, he was linked with European giants Glasgow Rangers and Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg. 

But now, according to KickOff.com a deal taking Mofokeng to Rangers seems to be under threat. 

“Rangers are about to sign a boy from Bayern Munich, who plays in Mofokeng’s position, Yusuf Kabadayi. It remains to be seen if they’ll still try to get Mofokeng. “Mofokeng is for the future, but I’m not entirely sure how much money Rangers have set aside to spend on him, I can’t imagine it being too much [left] as they’ve spent money elsewhere [on other new players]. But certainly, when they identify players, Relebohile is one of them, of course. They are bringing in guys at 19, 20. They are hoping to reduce the squad and hoping to sell them on after two or three years at a profit. 

Rangers moving on from Pirates star?

So, Mofokeng would fit into that sort of bracket. It remains to be seen [if he will be signed], certainly the boy looks like an exciting player, someone I’m sure the Rangers fans would like to see at Ibrox, but whether it gets done or not, I’m sure we’ll find out in the next few days or weeks.” Said The Rangers Review journalist Derek Clark. 

With that being said, it remains to be seen if Rangers will pursue both Mofokeng and Kabadayi. Will Pirates be willing to sell?