SuperSport United have confirmed the transfer of one of their prominent youth players to Swedish outfit Varbergs BoIS.
Midfielder Luke Le Roux completed a deadline day switch from SuperSport to Varbergs, signing a long-term deal that will keep him abroad until 2024, the club confirmed.
Le Roux is prominently known for having starred for Amajita at the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger and helping the team qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which he later missed in Poland last year.
The 19-year-old earlier came up through the Matsatsantsa youth ranks since 2016, before joining Stellenbosch FC, where his father Garth Le Roux is a team manager.
He returned to Tshwane in January 2018 and managed four CAF Confederation Cup appearances and a Nedbank Cup sub appearance in his debut season with United's first team, while playing an integral role with their Multichoice Diski Challenge side.
"We are exceptionally proud of Luke being able to pursue his dream of European football in Sweden. He has worked very hard within our structures for the past 5 years," said CEO Stan Matthews.
"He has been up and down between Cape Town, Johannesburg and The Netherlands and I’m delighted for him that his dedication and talent has earned him a good move at an early age to the right kind of club environment.
"We wish Luke every success in his future in Europe and for Bafana Bafana.”