Orlando Pirates may have to get creative in the transfer window if they lose key central defender Olisa Ndah.
An insider in the Orlando Pirates camp has revealed to Citizen Sport that the Buccaneers have received multiple appealing ofers for Olisa Ndah.
Reports that Sassuolo were allegedly interested in the 24-year-old Nigerian central defender on The South African. Apparently, the Serie A side isn’t the only suitor keen on Ndah.
Ndah joined Pirates in 2021 and he’s earned rave reviews for his performances at the heart of their defence.
“He was not going to Pirates (originally) … his wish has always been to play abroad,” a source told the Citizen.
“Coming to Pirates was just his passage to go to Europe. He attracted a lot of interest in his first few games with the club and already the management knew that he was not going to last.
“Sassuolo have offered them (Pirates) good money for his services, I don’t think any team would want to decline it.”
“It is really a good offer and the club is willing to let him go, but obviously they won’t just let him go without having plans for a replacement.
“The club was struggling center-backs for a long time and after finding Ndah things became better.
“There is also Tapelo Xoki and Nkosinathi Sibisi, but what happens when something goes wrong with one of them? So, those are some of the things that the club is looking for.
“There needs to be a proper replacement, and it is going to be tough to find someone like him (Ndah).”
Pirates will need to act quickly if they are to somehow let Ndah go. A return to the club for Abboubaker Mobara from AmaZulu has been mooted. This is certainly one to watch as the days and weeks pass.