EXCLUSIVE: Kaizer Chiefs renew interest in Cole Alexander BUT…
Kaizer Chiefs have again renewed their interest in former Bidvest Wits midfielder Cole Alexader, TheSouthAfrican.Com can exclusively confirm
Kaizer Chiefs have again renewed their interest in former Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City midfielder Cole Alexader, TheSouthAfrican.Com can exclusively confirm.
According to a source who asked to remain anonymous, Alexander’s name has made the list of players who could be brought in to reinforce the Chiefs squad next season.
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Alexander is currently on the books of Indian Super League side Odisha FC whom he joined on a two-year deal in October 2020.
At the time, a possible move to Amakhosi where he would have reunited with Gavin Hunt was doing the rounds in the media but Chiefs couldn’t sign him due to the transfer ban.
“I can tell you that he’s one of the players that has made the list,” the source told TheSouthAfrican.com.
“But everyone knows he’s contracted to the Indian club (Odisha) and it’s not going to be easy to get him just like that.”
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“So, the club will have to pay for his services but is Odisha willing sell? That’s another story,” said the source.
TheSouthAfrican.com understands that the issue of targets and possible signings has only been discussed internally at Chiefs, and therefore, no formal or informal contact has been made either to Alexander or Odisha at this stage.
Alexander, who is turning 32 in July, has been one of Odisha’s top players this season – and has captained the ISL side on three occasions already despite this being his first year at the club.
He has already scored three goals in 15 competitive matches for Odisha – and he netted two of the three goals wearing the captain’s armband.
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However, the prospect of joining one of South Africa’s biggest clubs coupled with the fact that the man who convinced him to join Odisha – Stuart Baxter – is no longer there, could make him want to return to the PSL.
If successful in their pursuit for Alexander, Chiefs will be expected to make room for him by offloading a few of their midfielders ahead of the new season.
No less than eight players are expected to leave Chiefs at the end of the current campaign, according to media reports.