Cape Town - Orlando Pirates' latest recruit Dove Wome could remain at the club until 2018 if he impresses during his six-month loan spell.
Wome joined Pirates from SuperSport United on loan until the end of the current campaign.
However, both sides agreed an option where he could be bought by Bucs should he perform well at Mayfair.
The player's contract with United expires in June 2018 which means by January next year, he could potentially sign a pre-contract agreement with another team including Pirates.
However, the length of his stay at the Augusto Palacios-coached outfit will likely depend on how he performs in the second half of the campaign for the Sea Robbers.
Bucs seemingly have first option to retain his services should the 25-year-old do well.
The Togolese star has passed his medical at the club and is set to begin training as they prepare for the first game of 2017,
Pirates will play in the Premiership against Platinum Stars on Wednesday, February 8.