Relebohile Mofokeng’s potential move to Rangers under threat but…

A potential move for Orlando Pirates youngster Relebohile Mofokeng to Scottish club Rangers FC appears to be in jeopardy.

The Glasgow-based side has been one of the few clubs abroad that have been linked with the 19-year-old, Mofokeng since he started shining in the colours of Buccaneers.

RB Salzburg of Austria and Al Ahly of Egypt are also said to be interested in the Sharpeville-born forward. 

Moreover, last season, Mofokeng underwent an assessment at the Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers after an impressive start at the Soweto giants.

Rangers have been keeping a close eye on Mofokeng for a while now. However, their interest seems to have shifted towards Bayern Munich youngster Yusuf Kabadayi, who plays in the same position. This throws their pursuit of Mofofeng into uncertainty.

However, The Rangers Review journalist told KickOff that Rangers still identify as one for the future with age still on his side.


“Rangers are about to sign a boy from Bayern Munich, who plays in Mofokeng's position, Yusuf Kabadayi. It remains to be seen if they'll still try to get Mofokeng,” Clark told KickOff.

“Mofokeng is for the future, but I'm not entirely sure how much money Rangers have set aside to spend on him, I can't imagine it being too much [left] as they've spent money elsewhere [on other new players].

“It all depends [on] if they make the [UEFA]

Champions League or not, because they do have two qualifiers coming up. They have to get past those two matches and that would give the manager and the recruitment staff a lot more money to spend.

“But certainly, when they identify players, Relebohile is one of them, of course. They are bringing in guys at 19, 20. They are hoping to reduce the squad and hoping to sell them on after two or three years at a profit.

“So, Mofokeng would fit into that sort of bracket. It remains to be seen [if he will be signed], certainly the boy looks like an exciting player, someone I'm sure the Rangers fans would like to see at lbrox, but whether it gets done or not, I'm sure we'll find out in the next few days or weeks.”

In the previous campaign, Mofokeng made 38 appearances across all competitions, scoring five goals and registering six assists.

He recently made his Bafana Bafana debut in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

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