Kaizer Chiefs are thought to be favourites to sign teenage defender Rushwin Dortley from Cape Town Spurs ahead of next season.
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The defender has been campaign in the GladAfrica Championship for Spurs were Dortley looks to have caught the eye of Chiefs.
Why Dortley signing makes sense
Most recently, Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr spoke on Twitter Spaces, about the club’s vision. One of the objectives that were discussed were reducing the average age of the squad from next season going forward. At the age of just 19-years-old it would then make perfect sense that Amakhosi would be looking in the direction of Dortley.
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According to Soccer-Laduma, Chiefs are not the only in the DStv Premiership that are interested in the services of Dortley, and the Soweto giants should be braced for competition for his signature come the end of the season.
Chiefs may face competition
“Soccer Laduma understands that there are also a few other teams in the Premier Soccer League keeping a close eye on the defender, who is most conformable as a left sided centre back but can be deployed at left back if needed. It remains to be seen whether Chiefs will eventually win the race for Dortley over the coming months with their rivals likely to be on high alert for the best talent in the country at the end of the season later in May.But sources in the Mother City indicated that the Soweto giants are favourites”. Wrote the publication.
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Chiefs already have a surplus amount of both centre backs and left backs, which means, should they pursue Dortley, they would have to release some of the current squad players. In terms of left backs Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya is the one player who was thought to be up for sale at the club before the start of the season. His release from the club could then pave the way for the signing of the Spurs youngster going into the next season.