‘We as Pirates must sign De Reuck’ – Ex-Bucs captain

Orlando Pirates legendary defender Lucky Lekgwathi reckons that Maritzburg United defender Rushine de Reuck would be a terrific signing for the Soweto giants.

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The sought-after defender has been drawing much speculation in the transfer market following an impressive show in the Absa Premiership this season, with Lekgwathi convinced that the 24-year-old is just what the Buccaneers need.

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Maritzburg United defender Rushin de Reuck during their Absa Premiership match.
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“We [as Pirates] must sign De Reuck. I have been monitoring him… the boy has a big heart,” Lekgwathi told Sowetan Live.

“At his age he is amazing, and at Pirates he can grow to be a superstar. He can compliment Happy [Jele] so well. Xulu is a good player as well, but he would only play one or two seasons. We don’t know what made him leave Chiefs.

“Signing De Reuck would be a smart investment for the club because the boy is still young. I watched De Reuck live in Mbombela against [Kaizer] Chiefs [in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals] last year. It’s when I realized we need him. He frustrated Samir Nurkovic, that shows he can do well at Pirates,” added the former Bucs captain.