Cape Town - Orlando Pirates are reportedly looking to bolster their defensive
options by attempting to sign Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo during
the January transfer window.
With defenders Diamond Thopola
and Phetso Maphanga both being added to coach Milutin Sredojevic's squad, it
appears the Sea Robbers are prioritizing defensive strengthening for the second
half of the campaign.
A report via Soccer Laduma website, reveals that the Buccaneers have increased their interest in Hlatshwayo and a potential move for
the Bafana Bafana international could transpire during January.
According to the same
publication, the centre-back was linked with a switch to Mayfair ahead of
2017/18 but nothing materialized at that point in time.
It is unclear at this stage
whether the struggling Clever Boys will allow the 28-year-old to depart given
that Gavin Hunt's men are rooted at the bottom of the Premiership table.
Nonetheless, Pirates are keen to
bring the tough tackling player on board to boost a defence which last season
was one of the most suspect in the Absa Premiership.
Should the club seal the deal
with the Soweto-born star, Sredojevic would possess virtually a new look
backline as he seeks to improve the Buccaneers fortunes.