Chiefs keen on Makaringe swap?

Soccer Laduma - - Siyagobhoza -

Kaizer Chiefs look to have al­ready started their plans to beef up the squad in the January trans­fer win­dow as they plan to re­build un­der the guid­ance of coach Ernst Mid­den­dorp.

Ac­cord­ing to Siya sources, Chiefs are con­sid­er­ing a swap deal in­volv­ing Gus­tavo Paez in order to try and sign For­tune Makaringe from Mar­itzburg United. Makaringe has been a long-time tar­get for Amakhosi, and it seems as though they are adamant on land­ing the highly rated hold­ing mid­fielder.

At this point in time, it re­mains to be seen whether the play­ers them­selves would be in­ter­ested in the switch – how­ever, Chiefs’ in­ter­est in Makaringe is no sur­prise given the age of Wil­lard Kat­sande and re­cent long-term in­jury to young Wise­man Meyiwa.

Chiefs are known to be keep­ing their eyes on the trans­fer mar­ket ahead of the up­com­ing January trans­fer win­dow, with Mid­den­dorp ad­mit­ting that they are al­ways on the look­out for tal­ented play­ers to bring to Na­turena.

Speak­ing on the trans­fer mar- ket re­cently, ac­cord­ing to the club’s of­fi­cial web­site the Ger­man said, “You have to keep your eye on the mar­ket ev­ery day in case a spe­cial player be­comes avail­able. At Chiefs if there’s a tal­ent that’s avail­able and will­ing to join us, we will def­i­nitely look at that.”

With just un­der two weeks to go be­fore the win­dow opens up, Chiefs will now have to re­assess their bid if they are to go back to the Team of Choice with an im­proved of­fer and con­tinue their pur­suit of the 25-year-old Bafana Bafana in­ter­na­tional.

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