Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Saudi have been linked with Orlando Pirates winger Thembinkosi Lorch, according to reports in Saudi Arabia.

Al Ahli want to sign Lorch and received positive signals from the Buccaneers winger, Saudi publication Hattrick report.

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However, the financial situation of the club reportedly represents a stumbling block in completing the deal and other potential signings.

Mosimane himself had previously explained how difficult it is for clubs to buy players from South Africa because of the high asking prices.

Lorch has only made five appearances for the Buccaneers this season so far after picking up a knee injury against SuperSport United in August. The club recently confirmed he is due to be back in action by the end of January.

So far, Al Ahli have managed to get left-back Mansour Al-Shammari from Al-Nassr in a loan deal until the end of the current season as well as right winger Fahad Al-Rashidi in a transfer from Al-Taawoun.

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Al Ahli are currently sitting in sixth place in the First Division, picking up four wins and four draws since Mosimane has taken over.

They return to action on 10 January, when they will face 13th placed Al-Qadsiah.


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