Cape Town - May Mahlangu has cleared the air on his failed move to La Liga, revealing that a transfer embargo placed on Elche was the reason for his late switch to the Turkish league.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Mahlangu revealed that his move turned sour due to unforeseen circumstances.
“Everything was set for me to start with Elche in January. I had passed a medical, I had seen the facilities and I’d met the people from the club. I was really excited and proud to be the only South African playing in La Liga,” said the midfielder.
“It was incredibly bad luck and the most disappointing story of my career. A few days before the transfer window opened in January, I was informed by the club that the Spanish League had placed transfer embargoes on a number of professional clubs due to their economic state.
“Elche and the other club that was interested in signing me were both amongst the clubs banned from signing players in the January transfer window.”
However, Mahlangu sealed a deadline day transfer to Torku Konyaspor after penning a six-month deal with the Turkish club.
Last year, Mahlangu was banned from playing for Bafana Bafana by SAFA following is withdrawal from the squad stating that he was suffering fatigue.