Pule Ekstein agent confirms European interest in player

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Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Pule Ekstein could be headed abroad, according to his agent Palesa Mkhize.

The player left Amakhosi shortly before the end of last season and has been without a club since.

According to IOL, Chiefs’ biggest rivals Orlando Pirates are among his suitors but Mkhize, who spoke to the publications could only reveal interest from an unnamed club from Azerbaijan.

There’s two clubs that I’ve spoken to. One is local and one is not local,” Mkhize explained.

“There’s also interest in Azerbaijan but obviously we want to see if the boy can get the deal locally before we can talk about offers outside the country. He has family and his child is still very young.

“Preferably, he will love to stay here. If maybe then we can’t get anything we will entertain the outside (deal). But it will depend on what he gets. If he gets a good deal then he will stay.”

Palesa Mkhize

Ekstein made his senior debut for Chiefs in 2014, at a relatively advanced age of 24.

The 2018/19 season saw the player enjoy a breakthrough campaign, as he was one of a few shining lights in what was a forgettable run for the club.

While his surprise departure was fraught with controversy, Mkhize said there was no bad blood between the player and his former club.

“He left Chiefs because he was not part of the plans for next season. We must respect the club for their decision.

“They are a big institution and they have been long in this game. They know what they are doing. We have to soldier on and look for another club.”

Palesa Mkhize

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