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Is Faty Really Needed At Pirates?

The Siya crew recently revealed that Orlando Pirates are keen on securing the services of Bidvest Wits midfielder, Papy Faty. But is he the player that the club should be eyeing? 

The attacking midfielder has been a key figure for the Clever Boys since his arrival at Millpark in 2012, providing pace, flair and crucial goals. 

His impressive form has seen the former Trabzonspor man linked to various clubs across the country, with Pirates set to be the latest club of interest.

When taking a look at the current state of Pirates, there are gaping holes in the backline and there is a need for a consistent striker at the club.

These are the areas the club should be focusing on, and while Faty will undoubtedly add some creative value to the team, this should not be Dr Irvin Khoza’s first department to bolster. 

The club has a tremendous amount of talent in the midfield already, and it could certainly hold for another season, so why should they go after Faty?

SLTV and Fan Park teamed up to ask Gavin Hunt about the Buccaneers’ interest in Faty and he said: ‘He needs a move, but it is not in South Africa.’

Hunt’s statement is somewhat true, while Mark Williams has echoed a similar sentiment about the state of Bucs' midfield department.

“I think Pirates need more at the back… [Siyabonga] Sangweni is injured. For me, he is a big man and a good player,” he told the Fan Park.

“Also another one is Rooi Mahamutsa, they need to look at. Pirates have a lot of midfielders, so they need another two strikers and two defenders.”

The technical ability Faty possesses is worthy of a second stint in Europe, and he is not needed at any of the 'Big Three' clubs. 

Do you think Pirates need Faty or should they shift their focus to defence and attack?


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