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Mokotjo linked with England move

2015-06-01 16:00
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kamohelo Mokotjo could be the next South African to ply his trade in England, according to reports.

FC Twente are willing to let the Bafana Bafana midfielder leave in the summer, according to reports in the Voetbal International.

Mokotjo is in advanced talks with Championship side Brentford, who are coached by Dutch manager Marinus Dijkhuizen.

The Dutch club are experiencing financial difficulty which could see Mokotjo sold to ease their woes but the deal is far from finalised with the South African likely to encounter problems with the work-permit requirements in England.

Brentford finished in the play-off spots in the Championship this season but failed to do enough to earn promotion to the Premier League.

Growing reputation

Mokotjo has a growing reputation in the Eredivise after first catching the eye of the current Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who signed for Koeman at Feyenoord in 2009 before being loaned to Excelsior.

With his first-team opportunities limited at Feyenoord, Mokotjo sealed a move to PEC Zwolle and then finally on to FC Twente last season for £1 million.

In January, Mokotjo was linked with a move to Southampton but the R104 million deal failed to materialise.

Mokotjo was a regular feature in the Eredivise this season, playing a role in 33 league matches for FC Twente this season.

Mokotjo is a SuperSport United youth academy product.

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