Ajax Cape Town are believed to be assessing their squad for the new campaign, despite their PSL status still under threat.
According to sources, the Urban Warriors are looking to secure the signature of Orlando Pirates’ Tercious Malepe on a permanent basis, with the player’s loan spell with the club set to come to an end on June 30.
Malepe will make his return to the Buccaneers at the end of the 2017/18 season, although according to sources, management at Ajax are looking at approaching the Bucs for a permanent transfer of the 21-year-old.
However, things may be different at the end of the season as Ajax are looking to take themselves away prom the relegation play-off position, with two games left to be played in the Absa Premiership.
Should Ajax avoid the possibility of being relegated to the NFD through the play-offs, indications are that the Urban Warriors would like to keep hold of all the players in the squad.
Apart from the team’s captain, Mosa Lebusa being linked with an exit, Ajax currently have Siyanda Zwane and Yannick Zakri on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns, with Fagrie Lakay and Malepe also part of their on loan contingent.
There have been reports in the past by the crew that Sundowns want to keep both Zakri and Lakay, with Malepe now also falling in to the mix.
Now, it remains to be seen whether the club will secure these players signature on a permanent basis should they survive in the Absa Premiership.