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Miguel Timm of Marumo Gallants. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

TRANSFER TALK: Pirates pounce to bring midfielder to Soweto!

Orlando Pirates have reportedly swooped in to secure the services of midfielder Miguel Timm from Marumo Gallants.

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Miguel Timm of Marumo Gallants. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Timm was expected to make a transfer to Sekhukhune United, but SABC Sport has exclusively revealed that Pirates have hijacked the deal, and the 30-year-old is now set to become a Buccaneer.

Timm had also been linked with Chiefs as he was poised to become a free agent on 30 June, although the expectation was that he would be heading to Sekhukhune. Gallants apparently also moved to offer him a new contract.

Yet, Pirates have now seen an opportunity to their creative option in central midfield, with Timm set to join Tapelo Xoki and Bienvenu Eva Nga in Soweto.

Kaizer Chiefs were also said to be interested in the services of Eva Nga, but there has been talk that the parties couldn’t reach an agreement over his personal terms.

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According to Soccer Laduma, Pirates are believed to have offered Eva Nga a two-year contract, which will expectedly come with a transfer fee considering Chippa rather recently exercised the one-year option in his contract.

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The latest report indicates that Nga is happy with what the Buccaneers have offered and could be registered once the transfer window open.

Timm, Xoki and Eva Nga in, Mhango out for Pirates

Mhango has been conspicuous by his absence from regular action at the Pirates this season, and it was always expected that he would leave the club at the end of the season.

Mhango has been linked with both Pirates and Chiefs, but is has finally been confirmed that he will instead be heading to AmaZulu.

Interestingly, AmaZulu president Sandile Zungu has also confirmed that there will be another key player deal with Pirates, with Thapelo Xoki – who featured prominently for Usuthu this season – set to join the Buccaneers.

“We have 30 players not including MDC, we will release 13 and some of them are running out of contract, we won’t renew, we will sign eight players and have already spoken with some,” Zungu told Ukhozi FM.

“Dr Irvin Khoza did contact me personally about Thapelo Xoki and we’ve spoken. I respect him for the way he handled it, so Xoki will leave us, he played his last game yesterday and Gabadinho Mhango is joining us.” 

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