Pirates forward attracts transfer interest

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KickOff.com has gathered that Congolese Jean-Marc Makusu could be headed for Tanzania in the new season after struggling to make an impact in his first season at Orlando Pirates.

Young Africans have for long been admirers of Makusu but have previously been discouraged by his financial demands while Simba has now also raised a hand of interest.

"The issue with Makusu has always been his demands. What he was asking for when he came back from Egypt was a bit too much for clubs in Tanzania," a source tells KickOff.com.

"However, he could now lower his demands because he needs to play football again which hasn't been happening through his time at Pirates. The big two in Tanzania value him so it will just be a matter of money agreements."

Makusu scored once in eight appearances for Pirates and didn’t play any game from start to finish after arriving on loan from newly crowned Congolese champions AS Vita Club.

Scroll through the gallery below to see Pirates' top scorers in the 2020/21 season

Both Yanga and Simba are in the market for attacking reinforcements for next season and feel the 29-year-old will provide the kind of goalscoring instincts that they need.

Makusu has previously played in Belgium, Hungary, Algeria, Egypt and in his home country Congo DR.

At Pirates, he has found himself standing behind Gabadinho Mhango and Tshegofatso Mabasa in the queue for game time.

His last appearance was in February against Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup with his single for Pirates scored against Jwaneng Galaxy of Botswana in the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.   

 

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