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Auckland City aware of PSL talk involving suspected AmaZulu target Emiliano Tade

Posted: 16 April 2018 Time: 17:30

Auckland City are aware of reports linking Argentina striker Emiliano Tade to a club in South Africa.

KickOff.com understands Tade, who joined City from Team Wellington in 2011, is on AmaZulu's radar.

Usuthu general manager Lunga Sokhela last month expressed excitement at a new signing without revealing the identity. He said on Twitter: "Just made a good signing on a pre-contract. All will be revealed in good time."

The 30-year-old Tade, who has won five Oceania Champions League titles with Auckland, is contracted to the New Zealand-based giants until the end of the month.

Tade has scored 18 goals in as many games this season for the OFC/O-League leaders, who are three points ahead of his former employers.

"We are aware of the media speculation linking Emiliano with a move to South Africa," City general manager Terry Kennelly tells this website from Auckland.

"Emiliano is contracted to Auckland City FC until the end of the present OFC Champions League season.

"For now, Emiliano's focus and that of Auckland City FC remains firmly concentrated on retaining our Oceania title and qualification for the FIFA Club World Cup in UAE in 2018.

"Emiliano is Auckland City FC's all-time record top goals scorer and has served the team well since first signing for our club in 2011 from Team Wellington FC.

"As such we won't be making any further comment on this topic until the appropriate time."

Usuthu have already secured the services of Free State Stars' Nhlanhla Vilakazi for next season on a pre-contract.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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