Cole Alexander locked in crucial talks

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KickOff.com has been informed that Cole Alexander remains locked in negotiations with Indian Super League club Odisha FC with regards to ironing out a solution about his immediate future.

Alexander remains under contract with Odisha for another season but the birth of his child, the worsening Covid-19 situation in both South Africa and India and the structure of the ISL has thrown spanners into the works.

The 32-year-old is back home in Cape Town training alone while awaiting engaged in talks with Odisha where he has been happy with the treatment that he has received from the club who finished bottom last term.

Priority for Alexander is the fact that his wife recently gave birth, but complications brought about by the pandemic will make it difficult for him to travel with them. 

This website has been told that the former Bidvest Wits midfielder will prefer to be with his family regardless of what happens with his football career and where he plays next.

Another issue is that he last played in February and will only then play again in November when the next ISL season starts which will then run until March next year.

"It is a difficult decision to make for him but one that he needs to make. Odisha have been good to him but then they are talking with the hope of finding common ground in this matter. There is nothing sinister and all talks are above board," says a source. 

Speculation has linked Alexander to Amakhosi for a while now with the return of Stuart Baxter ballooning the rumours.

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However, authoritative information reaching this website is that there hasn't been contact made as yet despite his name having been constantly linked with the club.

Chiefs' interest has been pumped by the fact that Baxter coached Alexander at Odisha last season where Alexander played 15 games scoring twice during his first season.

He last played in the DStv Premiership for the now-defunct Wits but has also done duty for SuperSport United, Polokwane City, Ajax Cape Town, Chippa United and Vasco da Gama. 

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