Mamelodi Sundowns Graduate and University of Pretoria's Starlet Keegan Allen on Orlando Pirates' Wish List

Mamelodi Sundowns Graduate and University of Pretoria's Starlet Keegan Allen on Orlando Pirates' Wish List

  • Orlando Pirates' next reported target on the transfer market has emerged in the form of a University of Pretoria player
  • According to rumours, defender Keegan Allan, who has impressed at AmaTuks in the GladAfrica Championship, is said to be on the Buccaneers' radar
  • Interestingly, Allan is a product of Mamelodi Sundowns' respected academy factory line honed in the DStv Diski Challenge

Orlando Pirates' next target has been reportedly been revealed with the season coming to a close.

Various names have been thrown around recently during transfer silly season as targets for Pirates, including the Chippa United trio of big Cameroonian striker Bienvenu Eva Nga, Maloisane Mokhele and young Azola Matrose. Also being touted are free-scoring Royal AM striker Victor Letsoalo and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Sege Junior Dion from Marumo Gallants, with Evidence Makgopa from Baroka FC expected to be unveiled soon.

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Keegan Allen in action for the University of Pretoria. Image source: Soccer Laduma website.
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Soccer Laduma revealed that the University of Pretoria defender Keegan Allen could be on his way to join the Buccaneers ahead of next season. The 21-year-old has been impressive in helping AmaTuks finish in the top two of the division at the very least, with more round to decide if they or Richards Bay are autoatically promoted to next year's DStv Premiership campaign.

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Allen is a product of Mamelodi Sundowns' impressive development system. The towering defender turned down a long-term contract at Chloorkop in favour of getting guaranteed game time with his current club.

As such, Bucs are believed to be considering luring Allen to Johannesburg by offering him a first team contract to strengthen their defence.

Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star Thabang Monare reportedly set to be leaving the Buccaneers

With Gabadinho Mhango confirmed to be on the way out of Orlando Pirates, another star man could follow him out of the door.

As reported on Sports Brief, rumours are that midfielder Thabang Monare's stay with the Buccaneers is coming to an end.

The 32-year-old is currently locked in contract extension negotiations, with the club believed to not be in a hurry to continue with his services.