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Lorenzo Gordinho could earn Aalborg BK European move due to EU passport

Posted: 11 January 2017 Time: 13:07

Kaizer Chiefs defender Lorenzo Gordinho’s desire for a move to Europe is strengthened by his European Union passport as he heads to Denmark for a trial.

The Amakhosi centre-back spent the start of the new year training with English Championship club Fulham along with Ryan Moon, Siyabonga Ngezana and Emmanuel Letlotlo – for experience as opposed to a trial.

Gordinho is today moving on to Danish Superliga club Aalborg BK for an assessment that ends next week, and this time there is a chance he could land a deal.

Aalborg are reportedly looking for a central defender and would have no trouble signing Gordinho owing to the fact that he won’t need to fight for a work permit like other South African players.

Gordinho’s father – Manny, who played for Benoni United and Orlando Pirates – was born in Portugal which qualifies his kids for the EU travelling document.

With the EU passport Gordinho doesn’t have to go through the stringent work permit requirements in the EU territory which comprises all of the stronger football nations across Europe.

One of the benefits of an European passport is that it gives the right of EU member states to move freely (without a visa) on the continent for employment purposes.

The 22-year-old is reportedly out of contract at Chiefs at the end of the season.

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Article by: Lovemore Moyo
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