Tyson, Hotto enter Bucs' most valuable XI

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Orlando Pirates' major coup of defender Thulani Hlatshwayo and winger Deon Hotto saw the club's overall value increase significantly.

The signings of Hlatshwayo and Hotto were arguably Pirates' worst kept secret as reports surfaced as early as June, shortly after the sale of Bidvest Wits.

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The duo's arrival has been met with plenty of excitement, and perhaps rightly so as they bring plenty of experience as well as value to the Soweto giants.

Check out Pirates' most valuable XI in the gallery above

Valued at around R20-million and R19-million respectively, according to the latest figures from transfermarkt.com, they are now The Buccaneers' most expensive players in the squad, ahead of Bafana Bafana duo Thembinkosi Lorch and Innocent Maela (both R16-million).

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They immediately slot into the club's most valuable XI, where the likes of Justin Shonga, Gabadinho Mhango, Fortune Makaringe and Siphesihle Ndlovu also feature.

'Tyson' replaces the centre-back options of both Nsikelelo Nyauza and Alfred Ndengane, who are both valued at R6-million, while Hotto takes the place of Vincent Pule (R15-million) on the left-flank.

The one surprise inclusion is that of goalkeeper Joris Delle (R8-million), who has managed just four appearance since joining Bucs at the start of last season, as he beats Wayne Sandilands and Siyabonga Mpontshane (R3.5-million).

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