It hasn’t taken long. Pitso Mosimane has broken the silence on the reports that claim he wants to sign Orlando Pirates’ Thembinkosi Lorch.
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As The South African website previously reported on Saturday, Pitso’s club were reported to have received encouraging signs in the pursuit to sign the Bucs star.
Further details said the only challenge would be Lorch’s possible high-salary value.
“Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Saudi have been linked with Orlando Pirates winger Thembinkosi Lorch, according to reports in Saudi Arabia,” iDiskiTimes reported.
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“Al Ahli want to sign Lorch and received positive signals from the Buccaneers winger, Saudi publication Hattrick report.
“However, the financial situation of the club reportedly represents a stumbling block in completing the deal and other potential signings,” the outlet added.
“Mosimane himself had previously explained how difficult it is for clubs to buy players from South Africa because of the high asking prices.”
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The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach has since posted a statement on social media to dismiss the reports.
“If Al Ahli wants Thembinkosi Lorch, me and Chairman Khoza would be the first people to know that, and nobody will know until Orlando Pirates announce the deal been done,” the coach said.
“If the news are true, then I am not aware of that,” Mosimane concluded.
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