Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali could leave KV Oostende

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The 27-year-old is free to sign a pre-contract with a club of his choice having entered the final six months of his contract with Oostende

South Africa international Andile Jali is set to leave Belgian First Division A outfit KV Oostende.

However, Jali is not returning to South Africa just yet despite previously being linked with a possible return to Orlando Pirates.

Jali, who is in the final six months of his contract with Oostende, has established himself as one of the club's key players having played over 100 games for the Belgian team since 2014.

The central defensive midfielder is not short of admirers, according to his agent, Mike Makaab of ProSport International.

Makaab disclosed that Jali has attracted interest from clubs in Belgium, France as well as the Middle East in an interview on Power FM.

“Andile has six months left on his contract and we have got a lot of interest from Belgium, France and the Middle East,” Makaab said.

“There will always be a possibility of him coming back (home), but is it priority for him? No,” he added.

Two years ago, Jali attracted interested from English outfit Leeds United.

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Makaab confirmed to the media that the English Championship side needed a central defensive midfielder in the mould of Jali because one of their important players was injured at the time.

Leeds previously had three South Africans on their books in Lucas Radebe and Phil Masinga in the mid-90's as well as David Somma between 2010 and 2013. 

However, Leeds did not step up their interest in Jali, who stayed at Oostende and he helped the club reach the 2016/17 Belgian Cup final where they lost to Zulte Waregem on penalties.