Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have been handed a huge boost with regards to their reported pursuit of Pule Mmodi.
Mmodi has impressed for Golden Arrows and has since caught the eye of both Pirates and Sundowns according to reports.
Mmodi also caught the attention of Broos
Besides Pirates and Sundowns, Mmodi has found himself a keen admirer in the form of Bafana Bafana Hugo Broos. The veteran Belgian mentor has been so impressed with the speedy winger, that he has repeatedly sought to have him called up the South African national side, despite public outbursts about his visa situation. Mmodi was initially called up to travel Ethiopia with Bafana Bafana, but not having a passport saw him remain behind, with Broos famously not shy to show his frustrations in public.
Things were soon remedied, however, as Mmodi was able to sort us his travel documents in time to earn a second chance from Broos, who called him up for the final two 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana. Even though the trickster did not get any minutes for Bafana Bafana he has continued to impress for Arrows and now Pirates and Sundowns are thought to be inquiring about his services Reported to want an overseas move
Just last week, reports claimed that Mmodi was not interested in a move to Pirates or Sundowns, and that he would rather hold out for an overseas move. Sources close to the player claimed that it was looking good for him in that regard and at 29, it would probably be a profitable and fruitful move for his career and life after the game.
Now, in a big and sudden twist, according to Soccer-Laduma sources have claimed that not only are Arrows interested in selling Mmodi to either Pirates or Sundowns, but the player himself seems to have had a change of heart concerning a move to Gauteng.
“Golden Arrows is keen to sell Pule Mmodi and the player is also interested in making a move to Gauteng after doing so well in his first two seasons in the PSL (DStv Premiership) since joining the club from Uthongathi. The club is aware of the interest from Pirates and other clubs in the player,” said the source.
A big reason why Arrows would be open to the sale of Mmodi is the fact that his contract is set to expire at the end of June next year. The Durban side will be aware that at 29, the player won’t have more sell on value than he does right now and it would be a perfect opportunity for them to cash in.