Grobler refuses to rule out Pirates move


SuperSport United striker Bradley Grobler has opened up about a long-awaited transfer to Orlando Pirates and left the door open for a move.

At the beginning of the 2019/20 season the Bafana Bafana international was ready to move to the Soweto giants, but a move never materialised after SuperSport turned down Pirates' approach.

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The 31-year-old went on to lead SuperSport to MTN8 glory and has banged in 12 league goals, and is still in with a chance of overtaking Gabadinho Mhango (14) and winning the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot.

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"Ja I mean there's been lot of talk and I think talk is always nice," Grobler tells

"It's always nice to be linked with big teams. It shows that you did something right and from that side of it, it's a good thing.

"There were talks but I think sometimes things get blown up a bit in the media. There were definitely talks and that... ja I mean I'm glad at SuperSport, I'm happy to be there.

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"It's been a good season and all I wanted to do was to play football and that's what happened and right now I'm not really thinking about anything other than just kind of get back onto the field and finishing the season and seeing what really happens there.

"And yeah like I said, there were talks going on before the season, there were talks, and SuperSport decided that they wanted to keep me and wouldn't allow me to go, which I mean [sighing]...

"Ja, I don't blame them and like I said I'm very happy there. I'm very happy to stay at SuperSport as well, so everything happens for a reason. I'm extremely happy and it's a great club you know, I love everything about the club, and if I ended my career there I'd be very happy."

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Grobler, whose contract still has two years left, does not rule out a move in the future.

"At the same I think in football anything can happen, I don't think it's right to rule anything out completely. It's not like anything is lined up or there's talks at the moment, it's just that in football things do happen," he says.

"But ja, as I said I'm very happy at SuperSport and if I end my career playing there I wouldn't be unhappy at all."

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He confirms there are negotiations with Matsatsantsa for a new deal currently underway.

"Yes, we talked about it, but obviously now with all the situations that's going on now it's a bit difficult, but they have shown interest in extending my stay there."