Bucs To Land Sangweni For R3.5 Million?
Soweto giants Orlando Pirates could be expected to fork out just over R3 million if they are to snap up Chippa United midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni this transfer window.
The Buccaneers are said to be in the driving seat to sign the younger brother of the club’s former captain Siyabonga Sangweni, with Kaizer Chiefs and Mpumalanga Black Aces having shown interest in adding the 27-year-old to their respective squads.
A plus for the Mayfair outfit is that ‘Ntsimbi’, who recently called time on his illustrious football career at Bucs due to injury, is thought to be trying to help his younger sibling by recommending him to the Buccaneers.
However, as reported by the Siya crew, the Chilli Boys are believed to be looking for a transfer fee in the region of R3.5 million for the industrious midfield man after an impressive 2015/16 campain under coach Dan Malesela.
“There is too much interest in Thamsanqa Sangweni. It’s no secret that Chiefs and Pirates are both interested in the player, but the stumbling block could be Chippa United’s transfer fee.
“Chippa is said to have mentioned something in the region of R3.5 million. The player is left with one year on his contract with the club. The thing is that Chippa (Mpengesi) is reluctant to part ways with the player. He says the player is in the club’s plans,” a source close to the player recently told the crew.
However, Bucs and the other interested parties could hold out for next year and sign Sangweni on a free, with the midfielder only left with one year on his contract. This could tempt Chippa into selling the player despite him being in their plans, as they will not want to be left empty handed, or they could also try to persuade him to take a new deal before January 2017.