SA starlet thrilled with Euro switch

Players Abroad

Promising South African midfielder Luke Le Roux has expressed his delight after landing a move to Europe with ambitious Allsvenskan side Varbergs BoIS.

Le Roux, 19, signed a four-year contract to become the third South African talent on the books of the Swedish top-flight outfit.

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The player's UK agency Forwardzone Football Limited confirmed the move with KickOff.com on Monday, as their client opened up on his exciting adventure to Europe.

"I am thrilled to be joining Varbergs BoIS. I have really enjoyed my time at the club thus far and everyone has made me feel at home," Le Roux said.

"I am grateful for the opportunity SuperSport gave me and am now looking forward to the next chapter of playing in the Allsvenskan."

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Varberg also explained how the move came about and admitted the success of compatriot Keanin Ayer opened doors for Le Roux and Tashreeq Matthews, who joined on loan from Borussia Dortmund.

"We got Luke Le Roux recommended to us during the summer of 2019," the club explained in a statement.

"During the two weeks Luke was with and acquainted, Luke made a very good impression with the coaches, both on the field and off the field.

"Since we already have Keanin Ayer who is from South Africa in Varberg's BoIS FC, it has facilitated the good references for the club with some of South Africa's U-team talents. 

"In the short term, we see that the players have such good qualities that they can settle into the starting eleven almost immediately and in the long term that we sign longer agreements that show that we believe in the players."

Le Roux becomes the third South African player after Matthews and Bantu Mzwakali to move to Sweden this year.

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