Orlando Pirates seal Kermit Erasmus deal

The long Kermit Erasmus saga came to an end on Tuesday, after Orlando Pirates announced that they had signed the player from SuperSport United
Kermit Erasmus is officially an Orlando Pirates player, with the club finally sealing the move on Tuesday, after the two parties disputed over the initial terms.

The SuperSport United striker has been linked with a move to either Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates since the opening of the transfer window. Chiefs and Sundowns relinquished their interest, leaving the way open for Pirates to make their move.

“Orlando Pirates Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza has just announced a conclusion of a deal by Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United and Kermit Erasmus's agent for the transfer of striker Kermit Erasmus to Orlando Pirates,” the club’s website confirmed.

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Pirates lack of attacking flair cost them dearly last season and Dr. Irvin Khoza recognises the importance of Erasmus' signing for the club.

“Reinforcement of the team’s firepower is crucial for our success this season. I am delighted that Kermit is joining the Mighty Buccaneers,” Khoza said in the statement.

Erasmus will join other new signings at the club, which includes goalkeeper Fatau Dauda and striker Lennox Bacela.

The likes of Collins Mbesuma and Ndumiso Mabena failed to deliver consistently in attack last season and Pirates will hope that Erasmus can be a creative force in a relatively blunt attacking line-up.

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