Orlando Pirates to announce Tremaine Eastmond as a new signing? Image: FARPost

Orlando Pirates to announce Tremaine Eastmond as a new signing? Image: FARPost

Orlando Pirates chase SHOCK Mamelodi Sundowns striker!

Orlando Pirates are determined to sign at least two to three new strikers ahead of next season and have targeted a Mamelodi Sundowns star

Orlando Pirates to announce Tremaine Eastmond as a new signing? Image: FARPost

Orlando Pirates to announce Tremaine Eastmond as a new signing? Image: FARPost

Orlando Pirates are ready to boost their goal scoring department and have targeted a Mamelodi Sundowns striker 

It’s no secret at this point that Pirates are eyeing a striking department overhaul, and could go shopping at Sundowns.

Pirates have been linked with a whole host of strikers, with the likes of Tremaine Eastmond and Stephen Aziz Ki. Now according to Soccer-Laduma, they have identified a striker who knows the PSL. This in the shape of Sundowns striker Etios Ighodaro. The striker who is currently on loan to their rivals SuperSport United for the season. 

Pirates interested in Ighodaro from Sundowns

“Pirates are watching the situation attentively because they are interested in the striker. Yes, Kaizer Chiefs showed interest last season when he was at Chippa United but nothing came up and Sundowns loaned him to SuperSport. But now Pirates have made inquiries as they are looking at an experienced striker who knows the DStv Premiership very well and they are looking at Ighodaro right now,” said one source. 

Another source speaking to the same publication explains Ighodaro is part of the plans Pirates have for a striker’s refresh. 

Part of striker revamp?

“You know Pirates could release two or three strikers at the end of the season and that’s why they are looking at bringing on other strikers including that of Sundowns’ Nigerian striker who is on loan at SuperSport United (Ighodaro). He has done very well if you consider that injuries disturbed him and also last season at Chippa. Pirates want a striker like him to complement the ones who will remain at the club as they prepare for Africa and as well as to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns for the league title next season,” said the source. 

Ighodaro’s future is always a topic of discussion in every window. Last season he was linked to rivals Kaizer Chiefs. There have been reports that he has overseas interest and that Sundowns could recall him. It remains to be seen if Pirates can eventually land his signature.