Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Jupiler Pro League champions Club Brugge.
Pirates earlier this week announced the signing of Namibia winger Deon Hotto, Zimbabwe international Terrence Dzukamanja as well as Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo from the now-defunct Bidvest Wits.
The signing of Hotto and Dzukamanja arose the speculations that the Buccaneers could be preparing for life without the reigning PSL Footballer of the Season.
Lorch was involved in an alleged domestic violence incident recently which the club decided not to support him, and it now appears ‘Nyoso’ could be set for transfer after numerous attempts to leave to Europe were rejected.
Buccaneers newcomer Hlatshwayo has previously shared his desire to wear the number three shirt for the Soweto giants which is Lorch’s number.
“I come into a team where the number has an owner in Thembinkosi Lorch. Whenever we were in camp with Bafana Bafana we used to joke about it that when I come (to Pirates) I will take the number from him but having said that, we haven’t had the opportunity to talk about it since I’ve arrived but I also will understand if he has a close connection with the number I will look for an alternative,” Tyson told the club’s website.
That has poured petrol on fire with South African press already suggesting that Brugge may finally land their man.