Will SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates perform a swap deal between Zakhele Lepasa and Thalente Mbatha. Image: Sports Brief

Will SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates perform a swap deal between Zakhele Lepasa and Thalente Mbatha. Image: Sports Brief

SuperSport United to propose swap deal with Orlando Pirates?

SuperSport United are believed to have no problem losing one of their key players to Orlando Pirates, but they want one player in return!

Will SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates perform a swap deal between Zakhele Lepasa and Thalente Mbatha. Image: Sports Brief

Will SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates perform a swap deal between Zakhele Lepasa and Thalente Mbatha. Image: Sports Brief

Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United could be set for a few transfer dealings in the coming transfer window. 

Already, Pirates have a SuperSport player in their ranks in midfielder Thalente Mbatha who is at the club on loan. 

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Mbatha was a shock signing from Pirates, as he was not a regular in the SuperSport match day squad. Since moving to the Buccaneers, however, he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. The lanky midfielder is fast becoming a fan favourite, with the club all but set to make his deal permanent at the end of the season, 

Lepasa-Mbatha swap deal?

Speaking of loans, last season Pirates striker Zakhele Lepasa finished the previous campaign at SuperSport. There were even rumours that the club were trying to clinch a permanent transfer for the player. This publication also reported last month that Matsatsantsa could be knocking on the door for him again. 

Now according to Soccer-Laduma, SuperSport will try to see if they can’t arrange a swap deal between Lepasa and Mbatha!

“As previously reported by the Siya crew, SuperSport United are interested in signing Lepasa and could look at possibly swapping Thalente Mbatha to secure the striker on a permanent basis. Mbatha is on loan to Pirates from SuperSport until the end of the season and the Buccaneers are determined to have him on a permanent deal, but SuperSport could look at benefiting from the deal by securing Lepasa.” Wrote the publication. 

Pirates and SuperSport to do business?

Besides Lepasa and Mbatha, there could be two other players that could move between Pirates and SuperSport. The Buccaneers are believed to be ready to part ways with veteran midfielder Thabang Monare. It is thought that he could reunite with his former coach Gavin Hunt. Additionally, this publication has also reported that defender Kegan Johannes is on his way to the Sea Robbers from Matsatsantsa. 

It remains to be seen if any of the above deals get finalized, but it does seem like there will be business between Pirates and SuperSport.