Orlando Pirates star Monnapule Saleng is attracting serious interest from Europe.

Arguably the hottest player in the country at the moment, Saleng is being closely tracked by TWO European teams.

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According to reports, this weekend’s Soweto derby could be a defining moment in the 24-year-old’s career.

An un-named European team will be monitoring Saleng’s performance against rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the iconic FNB Stadium this weekend.

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Saleng has nine goals and five assists for the Buccaneers so far this season. He was also instrumental in Orlando Pirates’ MTN8 triumph and has more often than not carried his side with moments of individual brilliance.

The Buccaneers now stand to make a handsome profit on their star man. Saleng joined the Buccaneers in 2021 from Free State Stars for an undisclosed fee.

“I can tell you know that he could leave as early as June this year if all goes well. As to where will he go will depend on which team tables the best offer to Orlando Pirates.” a source told SoccerLaduma.

“But some representatives of the team interested in him are supposed to come this weekend and watch the Soweto Derby where he is expected to play.

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“They have watched him play against Mamelodi Sundowns and other teams and now they want to see how he can perform in a derby.

“But they are seriously interested in him. That I can confirm with you.”


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