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Transfer News: Orlando Pirates close in on Bidvest Wits defender Hlatshwayo

Transfer News: Orlando Pirates close in on Bidvest Wits defender Hlatshwayo

Orlando Pirates are said to have moved a step further in their pursuit of Bafana Bafana defender Thulani Hlatshwayo.

The Bidvest Wits captain has been a long term target for Pirates. With rumours that Wits are about to be sold, the Buccaneers have decided to move fast in an attempt to sign Hlatshwayo. Talks are said to be at an advanced stage.

According to a report by KickOff Orlando Pirates have officially submitted an offer to Bidvest Wits for the services of Hlatshwayo.

Wits are reportedly trying to ease their financial burden by releasing some of their highest earners including Elias Pelembe, Sifiso Hlanti and Hlatshwayo, according to a reliable informant.

“Hlatshwayo is leaving,” a source close to Wits confirms to KickOff.com.

“There are two clubs, Sundowns and Pirates, that are interested. But Pirates look like they will finally get him now unless something [unexpected] happens.”

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