Orlando Pirates could miss out on Polokwane City striker Rodney Ramagalela

Rise and Shine are unlikely to let their star striker leave in the near future amid interest from the Sea Robbers

Polokwane City are reportedly not willing to sell their current top scorer Rodney Ramagalela in the near future.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker is enjoying his football at Rise and Shine, and has been an influential figure in City’s recent rise up the South African football ranks.

He has most notably bagged 19 goals since the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, making him one of the league’s most lethal strikers in recent times.

His goal contributions have also been instrumental in City completing the double over Masandawana this season, as he found the back of the net on both occasions.

However, with Ramagalela’s performances catching the gaze of several admirers, speculation is once again rife regarding a possible move to a number of top PSL teams.

Local reports suggest that a move away from City is unlikely to transpire in January with the Polokwane-based outfit playing hardball.

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‘RamaG’, as he is affectionately known, was previously reported to on the radar of Soweto giants Orlando Pirates, but the latest reports coming out of the Polokwane camp suggest that the club may try to price all interested parties out of running.

It was previously reported that coach Bernard Molekwa was looking to keep the 29-year-old at least until the end of the season, and according to reports circulating in the local media, City are looking for nothing less than R6 million for their star striker which could prove a stumbling block for many teams keen on his signature.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether clubs like Pirates will be deterred by Ramagalela’s hefty price tag or channel their money and time elsewhere as they go in search of a proven goal scorer.