Cape Town - Newly-promoted Baroka FC are pulling no punches in the transfer market with the club stating money is not an issue when it comes to the potential signing of Steven Pienaar.
The former Bafana Bafana international is currently a free agent and back in South Africa after his contract with Everton ended last season.
Orlando Pirates have so far emerged as favourites to sign the midfield playmaker, but Baroka FC chairman Khurishi Mphahlele said made a rousing speech at a sponsorship launch in Johannesburg, where Pienaar was a guest of honour.
"Money's not an issue‚ come join us. You'll be making a contribution to the country. People will know that you did not go for money," Mphahlele said.
"Please make up your mind and come join us. You need us as much as we need you."
With the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town also said to be after his signature, as well as clubs in China, the likelihood of him joining Baroka does not seem high.
Nevertheless, the club have made a bold statement of their intentions and shown that they are ready to battle it out with the big guns in the Premiership.