Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates legend Helman Mkhalele believes the club's failure to sign
either Leonardo Castro or Jeremy Brockie will not impact Bucs' long term
Despite both being reported Pirates targets, Castro moved to Kaizer
Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns while Brockie swapped SuperSport United
for the Brazilians.
Nonetheless, Mkhalele takes the view that missing out on the two star
strikers will not be detrimental as the Mayfair-based outfit have a
proven track record at developing talent and buying intelligently in the
Speaking to Soccer Laduma, 'Midnight Express' said, "I don’t think supporters should be worried that both Castro and Brockie didn’t sign for Pirates.
"Pirates has a history of either developing their own talent through
their youth structures or buying lesser known players and turning them
into stars. I believe that has always been the club’s philosophy and
it’s worked throughout the decades.
"So I don’t view the club’s decision not to sign these players as a
cause for panic. They are both quality players and have proven their
worth to the Absa Premiership but there are other players in the league and once they
play for Pirates everyone will see their talents."