Oostende’s Three Jali Options…
What Will Happen With Andile Jali & KV Oostende?
KV Oostende are left with a few options regarding Andile Jali’s future at the club, although at this point it remains to be seen which route they will decide to take.
Jali is the talk of the town at present amid rumours of a possible return to South Africa, although his immediate future relies solely on Oostende and what decision they make.
The Siya crew reported this week that Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are all aware of the fact that he will – as things stand – be available as a free agent at the end of the season.
With that in mind, Oostende have three options regarding the 27-year-old. Firstly, and given his regular playing time, the club could offer him a new contract and persuade him to commit his future with them going forward as they continue their battle to climb up the Pro League table.
Secondly, the Belgians could resign themselves to losing the Bafana Bafana international and try to cash on him now by selling him to a club elsewhere in Belgium, another nation overseas or back to South Africa. The short length of time left on his deal means he wouldn’t command a big transfer fee, but something could be better than nothing.
Lastly, and a decision that could ultimately be in Jali’s hands, they may choose to make the most of the midfielder while he is still around and use him until his contract expires, losing him as a free transfer at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.