Reports: Kaizer Chiefs interested in former Orlando Pirates defender Marc van Heerden

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Van Heerden is currently looking for a club after receiving his clearance from Bucs on Monday

Former Orlando Pirates defender Marc Van Heerden has attracted interest from rivals Kaizer Chiefs

The 30-year Johannesburg-born defender parted ways with the Ghost this week and is now hoping to secure his future.

According to local media reports, the left-footed defender is talking to a number of clubs and Amakhosi are one of the three clubs interested in his services.

Although his agent, Mike Makaab of Prosport International confirmed to Goal that they were looking for a club, he said it is too early because they just secured his clearance for Pirates.

However, an Independent Media website report suggests that the former AmaZulu defender could join the Naturena-based side.

Quoted by Isolezwe, a source said the fact that the defender is clubless has caught the attention of many Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs.

Having released defenders Tsepo Masilela and Sibusiso Khumalo, Chiefs are looking to replace the defender with a natural left-footed player as they have defender Philani Zulu in their roster.

“There are three teams that are looking to sign him, one of those teams in Kaizer Chiefs,” a source was quoted as saying by Isolezwe.

Moreover, the former Chippa United defender told the publication about his future plans and confirmed that he had offers in front of him.

“I am talking to a few teams. I will make a decision soon,” confirmed Van Heerden.

“Many will be surprised by my decision, what is important for me right now is to join a team that will give me game time,” he continued.

“I did all that I could at Pirates, but I was unlucky,” he concluded.

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Van Heerden joined Pirates in January last year and failed to make an impact after competing against the likes of Thabo Matlaba, Innocent Maela and Mthokozisi Dube.

Moreover, should he join the Glamour Boys, he will be among the likes of Lehlohonolo Majoro, Brilliant Khuzwayo, William Twala and Joseph Molangoane who are some of the players having played for the two Soweto giants in recent times.


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