Cape Town City favourites to sign Ekstein

Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Pule Ekstein is close to joining coach Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City.

Ekstein’s agent, Palesa Mkhize, said the midfielder would not be playing for Orlando Pirates next season.

The forward was linked with a move to Pirates after his contract was terminated by Chiefs before the end of the season.

“So far‚ City are the only club that has approached us formally for Pule’s services but nothing has been signed yet,” Mkhize told TimesLIVE.

“He wasn’t there (when Pirates unveiled their new players on Monday) for sure.

“But it was no surprise to us because we’ve never agreed [to] anything with Pirates despite all the stories linking Ekstein with them‚” said Mkhize.

“The team that we have tabled our demands to in terms of the salary package and everything‚ is City. We are now [waiting] for their response. All they need to do is talk to us.

“The player is free to join any club‚ depending on whether we agree with the offer put on the table or not.”

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