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Chiefs Launch Bid For Cele

Kaizer Chiefs are continuing with their squad revamp and have reportedly submitted a R1.67 million bid for Thabo Cele.

 

The 25-year-old was close to joining Amakhosi ahead of last season but ended up moving to Radomiak Radom in Poland.

However, Amakhosi have seemingly revived their interest in the central midfielder and submitted a €100 000 bid for the player, as reported by Polish journalist Szymon Jancczyk.

Radomiak, though, have rejected the offer because new coach Mariusz Lewandowski sees Cele as an important member of his squad.

Cele arrived in Poland on a free transfer from Portuguese side Cova Piedade and made 13 appearances in his first season at the club so far.

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HOW CLOSE WAS CELE TO JOINING Kaizer Chiefs? 

The South African U23 midfielder spoke to iDiski Times last year after his move to the Glamour Boys had broken down.

He had already seen himself in the Amakhosi kit, before Chiefs somewhat unexpectedly pulled out of the negotiations.

“As time went on it became strong that Thabo Cele is coming to Chiefs, and even the fans started feeling it that Thabo Cele would be an interesting signing for the club,” he told iDiski Times in October. 

“And then the negotiations started to manifest in reality, as I said it almost happened, because I was also interested in joining the club. But at the end it didn’t happen.

“I was starting to see it happening because I was starting to ask myself questions, like how is it going be, the expectations, how am I going to cope, how I am going to react to certain things, certain pressures, the environment?

“Because the environment is different this side and that side, so yeah I was starting to think that this is happening, but I would not say I’m disappointed because I have this good opportunity here in Poland.”

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