Thembinkosi LorchJazzman agent Mahlakgane commented on the future of Pirates of Orlando star amid talks the striker could leave the club.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to a number of clubs, including Mamelodi Sundowns, Belgian Royal Union Saint-Gilloise and Club Brugge, among other teams.
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However, Mahlakgane has said Lorch is not going anywhere, reiterating that the Bloemfontein-born star will still be a Pirates player next season.
“Lorch is currently on vacation and he’s not going anywhere. He will always be a Pirates player ”, Mahlakgane said Sowetan.
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Additionally, Mahlakgane said he would have been the first to know if Pirates planned to offload Lorch, adding that there was no offer for the striker’s services at this point.
“I am his manager, if there are interests for him I should know them and I am the one who will negotiate his agreement. At the moment, there is nothing for Lorch. He’s still under contract with the Pirates.
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“I received this question recently and made it clear that it was not going anywhere. I can confirm it “, Mahlakgane confirmed.
Mahlakgane further dismissed suggestions that Lorch’s recent drop in form is due to the fact that he is no longer happy at Pirates.
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“If there was anything, you would have known, these things are not true. Lorch is happy at Pirates and will stay at the club ”, Mahlakgane concludes.
Lorch has managed just one goal and four assists in 18 league appearances for the Pirates last season.
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In total, Lorch has contributed four goals and five assists in 24 competitive appearances for the Soweto Giants, despite missing nearly half of the season.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-23 10:15:05