Former Orlando Pirates Midfielder Marshall Munetsi on the Radar of Premier League Team Brighton

Former Orlando Pirates Midfielder Marshall Munetsi on the Radar of Premier League Team Brighton

  • Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Marshall Munetsi is reportedly on the radar of Premier League side Brighton Hove Albion
  • Munetsi has been very impressive in the heart of Ligue 1 side Reims' centre since he departed from South African shores in 2019
  • The Zimbabwean ace is being considered as a replacement for Yves Bissouma, who left Brighton for Tottenham Hotspur this off-season

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Marshall Munetsi is said to be a possible target of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.

The south coast English team has enquired about the highly-rated Munetsi as Graham Potter looks to replace Yves Bissouma, who recently joined Tottenham. The Zimbabwe international, who turned 26 on Wednesday, has seen his stock rise considerably since moving from the Buccaneers in 2019.

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Reims' Marshall Munetsi has caught the eye of Premier League club Brighton.
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As reported by FARPost, Brighton’s analysts and scouts are understood to have reported favourably when recommending a midfielder to fill the void left by Malian star Bissouma. Munetsi, who scored four goals in 22 games last season after coming back from injury, only signed a new contract last month, but Reims could be willing to sell for around £7 million.

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Munetsi played for Pirates between 2017 and 2019 before being snapped up by Reims. Should he join the Seagulls, he'd be South African football's second solid connection to the club.

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Percy Tau joined the team back in July 2018 from Mamelodi Sundowns, as reported by BBC Sport. However, he left the club in late 2021 for Egyptian giants Al Ahly, citing a lack of playing time as the reason, as per Daily Maverick.

Former Orlando Pirates player has now scored more Ligue 1 goals than Lionel Messi this season

Lionel Messi's dreadful first season in front of goals in France's Ligue 1 has been brought into sharper relief via a southern African angle.

As reported by Sports Brief, former Orlando Pirates midfielder Marshall Munetsi, a Zimbabwean international, has now scored more goals than the Paris St Germain striker. Munetsi scored his fourth league goal of the season in Stade Reims' 2-1 victory over Lille.

This moved him one ahead of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, who has managed to score just three thus in an underwhelming.