Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza is still weighing up offers from two European-based clubs that have shown a keen interest in acquiring the services of South Africa midfielder Andile Jali.
Shortly after the opening of the current player transfer window, reports suggested that Jali, a tough and robust midfielder, was on the shopping list of some England-based clubs after making a strong impression during the 2011-12 season.
Pirates spokesperson Mickey Modisane confirms that European clubs are currently engaging with the Bucs in the hope of securing the signature of the talented midfielder.
“Talks are underway so I really can’t state much in terms of mentioning the clubs that have shown interest in AJ [Andile Jali],” Modisane told KickOff.com.
“The chairman [Khoza] is handling this and he will come to a decision as the speaks progress. In the meantime Jali is still a Pirates player and he is training with the rest of the players as we speak,” added Modisane.
“Like the rest of the players, he is working hard in preparation for the upcoming season. He has shown commitment and has not been distracted.”
Jali, who has played a central role in the Bucs success story over the past two seasons, is a strong favourite of the club’s supporters.
The stocky midfielder features prominently on the current supporters’ choice for the Pirates team that will play rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup at Soccer City on July 28.
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