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Rennes: Pirates Accepted Our Erasmus Offer

Mikael Silvestre has confirmed that Orlando Pirates accepted Stade Rennais’ offer for Kermit Erasmus, dispelling rumours that the club didn’t know about the move.

Read: Moloi On Erasmus' Move

The 25-year-old’s shock move to France was confirmed by Rennes last night, with the French Ligue 1 club explaining that he had signed a two and a half year deal with them that was effective immediately.

Pirates’ head coach, Eric Tinkler, however, said that he knew nothing of the move and thought that Erasmus was in Holland attending to a family emergency there.

Despite his move being officially confirmed with an unveiling in France, Pirates have remained silent on the issue, with Tinkler, and his assistant, Teboho Moloi, the only ones to comment on it up until now.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender, Silvestre, who is now a club director at Rennes, says that they scouted Erasmus heavily before deciding to make a move for him.

Silvestre praised the former Buccaneers, telling 20minutes.fr“He's a pure striker who was followed by our scouting team. After watching some of his matches in January live our interest was confirmed. We made an offer that was accepted by Orlando Pirates.

 

“He's somebody who is dynamic and respectful. He’s fast and strong, and a good striker. Thanks to him Rolland Courbis and our technical team have another possibility in attack.”

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