No Pirates contact for Erasmus

Premiership reported yesterday that the SuperSport United striker had expressed a desire to join Amakhosi, though media reports today suggest the Buccaneers were now favourites to sign him.

However, Rob Moore insists there has been no contact at all with Pirates.

“We haven’t had any discussions with anyone at Orlando Pirates,” he tells from Barcelona. “As for Kaizer Chiefs, there has been some contact from the coach [Stuart Baxter].”

Moore adds: “There were also some meetings between Sundowns and SuperSport United a few weeks ago, but we have heard nothing more from that.”

Moore says he is unsure whether the player will actually get his move during the transfer window, but suggests that it would be in the best interests of both parties if it does happen.

“Look, if the SuperSport United accept an offer than we will sit down and discuss terms and so on, but there has been nothing of the sort,” he says.

“But his contract ends in 12 months and they know that if they don’t sell him now he can leave for free at the end of next season. Also, I feel the time has come for him to move on.”

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