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Saleng is a wanted man. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates must consider potential R200 million deals

Orlando Pirates might have to make tough decisions in January with European offers for two prized superstars.

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Saleng is a wanted man. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates have the potential to make some huge money in the January transfer window. Will they sell at the right time and learn from the mistakes of Kaizer Chiefs?

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ORLANDO PIRATES STAR ATTRACTING EUROPEAN INTEREST

Monnapule Saleng is one of Orlando Pirates’ most prized assets. It seems like a matter of when rather than if they’ll sell the Bafana Bafana wide man. SoccerLaduma sources indicate that Monaco and an unnamed Belgian side are ramping up efforts to sign the 25-year-old. Those sources indicate the Buccaneers might consider a sale in the upcoming January window to avoid losing the player on a free transfer when his deal expires in June 2024.

“Yes, the move could happen in January. There are two teams interested in him now and the one in Belgium looks more serious than the one in France but they have both shown interest mainly for a move in France,” the SoccerLaduma source said.

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Saleng is a wanted man. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

BUCS BRACED FOR TWO KEY DEPARTURES

Relebohile Mofokeng recently underwent a trial with Premier League side Wolves. Although a move to England might not materialise immediately, the club is resigned to losing him at some stage in the foreseeable future. Pirates will have to be smart in their negotiations and extracting the best value for their two superstars.

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