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Last seaso n’s Golden Boot winner bagged 16 goals in the league. It would initially appear crazy to sell a player of his calibre, but if a massive offer from a wealthy suitor comes in, the Buccaneers board may think it’s the right time to sell the 27-year-old. His current deal expires in June but, according to transfermarkt, there’s a two-year extension option included. The popular website believes Mabasa’s value to be around €1.3 million, approximately R25 million. With rumoured interest from across Europe, the club won’t struggle to fetch a fee in this region for the red-hot marksman. If they play their cards right, they can extract considerably more money from the sale.

Orlando Pirates are blessed with top-class strikers. That is, to the extent that they may need to sell one of their marquee forwards to fund other purchases while guaranteeing the remaining number 9 more game time. If it comes down to a business decision, the younger player (Makgopa) might be retained. His value is still climbing while 27-year-old Tshegofatso Mabasa’s is at its peak. The interesting thing about the comparison is that prolific Mabasa is overlooked for Bafana Bafana, while Makgopa leads the line for his country when fully fit and available. Makgopa was preferred to Mabasa in the Nedbank Cup final win over Sundowns, you’ll recall.