Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Cercle Brugge are pursuing a January swop for Zimbabwe international forward Nyasha Mushekwi, the player’s agent has said.
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
Mushekwi is currently training with his club Mamelodi Sundowns after recently recovering from cruciate ligament damage suffered in February during a season-loan spell at another Pro League outfit KV Oostende.
The injury stalled the players’ hunt for a European club during the European summer while Sundowns could also not register him for the 2014/2015 season after exhausting their foreign quota.
His Sundowns contract expires next June although the club can exercise an option of adding another season.
Now back to full fitness, Mushekwi has expressed desire of returning to Europe.
His agent Ralph Nkomo said Cercle Brugge are keen on roping in the 27-year-old while there is also another unnamed Pro League club which has expressed interest.
“He has to start playing in January without fail,” Nkomo said.
“The chances are very good that he can permanently join Cercle Brugge. Next week we will start talking to Sundowns regarding that possibility. We want to avoid complications as much as possible because we could have sealed a permanent move to Oostende last January but nothing concrete came up.
“There is also another club that is keen on him but we cannot name it at the moment. That club wants to sell one of their strikers and that is why they prefer to be anonymous at the moment. The striker is not even half of Mushekwi’s capabilities.”
Cercle Brugge are currently struggling in the 16-team Pro League where they are placed second from bottom.
Having managed just 11 goals, the fewest in the campaign, it could explain their determined hunt for a striker.
A permanent move to Oostende early this year could not materialise after the Belgians failed to agree terms with Sundowns.
“Oostende still wants him but it is impossible for him to go back there because of their failed deal with Sundowns in January,” Nkomo said.