Bafana Bafana Star Attracts Interest From Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Bafana Bafana Star Attracts Interest From Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Byron Pillay
June 12, 2023 at 4:51 PM
  • Defender Siyanda Xulu enjoyed an impressive first season for Torun Tovuz in Azerbaijan
  • The Bafana Bafana star has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia and Turkey as well
  • Numerous footballers have made the move to Saudi Arabia including Karim Benzema

Siyanda Xulu is the latest player to be linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.

The league has been attracting a host of big-name stars and has been linked with many more.

Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays there, and former Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has also made the move to the league recently.

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Siyanda Xulu has opened up about the interest he received from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Image: @Sport24news
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After an excellent performance in Azerbaijan, the Bafana Bafana defender has also been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.

Xulu plays for Torun Tovuz in Azerbaijan and has made 27 appearances for the side in his first season with the squad, Transfermarkt reported.

As noted by Soccer Laduma, his performances have seen him attract interest from three different leagues.

“For now, the interest is in Azerbaijan, Turkey and quite a few in Saudi Arabia.”

While flattered by the interest, Xulu admitted he was enjoying his time in Azerbaijan and wanted to stay there.

“I would love to stay because the league is quite good. We have so many players who come from different types of worlds and leagues, so it makes the league competitive.”

He added that they have three or four teams competing in Europe, either in the Europa Conference League, Europa League or Champions League, so it was at a level he would like to stay at.

Xulu is currently on duty with the South African team as they prepare for their final Africa Cup of Nations game. Bafana Bafana will take on Morocco in the final fixture at the FNB Stadium.

Xulu trains with AmaZulu

Free agent, Siyanda Xulu is making sure he trains and stays fit after he was called up for the Bafana squad, Sports Brief recently reported.

Xulu became a free agent after his contract with Israel’s Hapoel Tel Aviv was mutually terminated at the end of February last year.

His agent confirmed the player had reached an agreement with management to leave the club four months before his contract expired.

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