Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has engaged on the possibility of the club signing Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.
Hlatshwayo has long been keen on a move to the Soweto giants, after first revealing his wish to turn out for Pirates before he retires in an exclusive interview with Kick Off magazine in 2017.
The Bafana Bafana skipper further fuelled speculation into his future after revealing his desire for a new challenge after Wits beat Polokwane City on Wednesday evening.
Asked whether the prospect of Hlatshwayo joining The Buccaneers would be welcomed, Sredojevic openly admitted his admiration for the 29-year-old.
“There is no coach in this country that would not like to have the captain of Bafana Bafana – a person that brings personality and performance,” said 'Micho'.
“But in the same moment, until what is supposed to happen, and sport and economical connotations unfold, I have no right to go in that direction.
“My [right] is to coach on the field and believe in the players we’re having at present, and not comment anything further in that regard.”
Whether there is space in Pirates’ central defence for the former Ajax Cape Town hardman, Micho assured that they would do whatever necessary to accommodate “quality”.
“You know how it is, I, together with the technical team, believe in the players we have at present. However, if we succeed to get [another centre-back], it is always welcome because everyone would welcome quality,” he concluded.