SSU & Wits track Fielies

Soccer Laduma - - Weekly Roundup -

Taariq Fielies is be­ing tracked by two of Gaut­eng’s PSL gi­ants, with in­di­ca­tions that the 26-year-old could be on the move.

Fielies made his break in Mzansi foot­ball last sea­son, where along­side Robyn Jo­hannes he formed one of the best cen­tral de­fen­sive part­ner­ships in the PSL. His form on the field saw him land a new and im­proved deal, that will see him un­der con­tract un­til 2023, and a call-up to Stu­art Bax­ter’s Bafana Bafana set-up.

Jo­hannes has since left City for Wits, and it seems as though Fielies could be fol­low­ing in his foot­steps. Ac­cord­ing to Siya sources, the cen­tral de­fender is be­ing tracked by both Bid­vest Wits and Su­perS­port United.

In­di­ca­tions are that Wits could make changes to their squad next sea­son, with both De­nis Wei­dlich and Ed­win Gy­imah’s fu­tures in doubt, and that Fielies has been iden­ti­fied as a pos­si­ble re­place­ment should the changes take place.

His ar­rival would see him re­united with Jo­hannes, of­fer­ing coach Gavin Hunt more op­tions at the back.

Wits, how­ever, is not the only club linked to the player, with in­di­ca­tions that Mat­sat­santsa a Pi­tori are mon­i­tor­ing his progress. The Tsh­wane out­fit have an ag­ing cen­tral de­fence, com­manded by vet­er­ans Bon­gani Khu­malo (31), Clay­ton Daniels (34) and Mor­gan Gould (35). With all three of the afore­men­tioned play­ers on the wrong side of 30, the club will be look­ing to rope in re­place­ments that can lead the team in the near fu­ture.

As it stands, Fielies is a City player and, while he is un­der con­tract, the club will have the last say, though City are seen as a sell­ing club, and at the right price we could see Fielies sport­ing a new jer­sey next sea­son.

It re­mains to be seen if Coach Benni Mc­Carthy will be will­ing to let the player leave.

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