Club rejects R3 million bid from Orlando Pirates for striker
Orlando Pirates have already made three signings ahead of the new season, but it is no secret that they’re still chasing a striker. READ | DETAILS OF ORLANDO PIRATES OFFER TO ANDILE JALI REVEALED! So far, it is understood that Pirates have signed the trio of Melusi Buthelezi, Siphelo Beloni and now Katlego Otladisa, but a goal scorer remains elusive on […]
Orlando Pirates have already made three signings ahead of the new season, but it is no secret that they’re still chasing a striker.
So far, it is understood that Pirates have signed the trio of Melusi Buthelezi, Siphelo Beloni and now Katlego Otladisa, but a goal scorer remains elusive on the market.
Now having wrapped up the signing of Otladisa, it looks like Pirates have also been hard at work, trying to secure some more signings who can help the team in the final third. Several attackers have already been linked to the Buccaneers, including the likes of, Ashley Cupido, Ranga Chivaviro, Mokete Mogaila and Benson Omala to name but a few, with the team yet to have success for now it seems.
But that has not been for a lack of trying at least, it seems, with the latest reports suggesting that Pirates have been hard at work trying to secure signature of Cupido from Cape Town Spurs.
The 22-year-old has been in lethal form for Spurs, getting double figures in goals so far for his team, who will now fight for promotion through the playoffs after slipping down from first place on the log on the final day of the season. Cupido’s goals have propelled the Cape Town side to that spot and should he fire them all the way to the DStv Premiership, they might rightfully be reluctant to part with their young talent despite rumours linking him to both Kaizer Chiefs and Pirates.
But now, according to Soccer-Laduma, Pirates have already seen a big bid for Cupido turned down by Spurs.
SPURS TURN DOWN PIRATES BID FOR CUPIDO
“The club (Pirates) was willing to pay R3 million for the players (Cupido) services but it looks like Cape Town Spurs wanted more. Now he is likely to sign elsewhere” said a source speaking to the same publication.
Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are also known to have been rivalling Pirates for Cupido’s signature, do they now have the advantage in the race? Or will the Buccaneers return with an improved bid?