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Players on the move


THERE are a couple of matches left in major football leagues around the world, but it already feels like the off-season.

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The rumour mill and speculation about which players could be making a move is growing with every passing day.

Zimbabwean footballers abroad have not been spared in that frenzy.
Headlining the list of those who could make big moves in the summer transfer window is England based Warriors midfielder Bradley Pritchard.

The Charlton Athletic ace who joined the Championship side in the summer of 2011, establishing himself as a first-team regular has been linked with a move to the Barclays English Premiership for a while now.

Broadcaster SkySports, usually reliable on transfer news, recently reported that the 27-year-old is being tracked by Aston Villa and Fulham.

The broadcaster reported that the two teams were interested in doing business with Charlton Athletic in January but the Addicks were reluctant to release their most prized asset hoping they would secure promotion into the top flight.

However, after failing to secure the promotion play-offs spot by just two points, Charlton is likely to release Pritchard to his suitors.

Warriors midfielder Edward Sadomba is believed to be returning to Sudan.

The 29-year-old is reportedly on the verge of joining Al Merreikh in what Sudanese media reports have said could the “greatest betrayal” in the history of that country.
Sadomba attained hero status playing for Al Merreikh’s bitter rivals Al Hilal before signing a six month deal for United Arab Emirates Al Ittihad Kalba which ends this month.

The former Dynamos midfielder has failed to assert himself at Kalba, scoring just once in nine games for the basement side.

Now, he is reportedly heading for Merreikh in what is believed to be a mega deal which Sadomba would find too tempting to resist.

Cuthbert Malajila is another Warriors striker also rumoured to be on the move.
The Maritzburg United player has been brilliant since joining the Absa Premiership from Dynamos last season, scoring 10 goals and is the joint third top goal scorer in the race for the Golden boot with two games left.

Mamelodi Sundowns are understood to be interested in the 27 year-old player, and so is SuperSport United.

The mega-rich Sundowns who might lose Nyasha Mushekwi to Europe are also reportedly eyeing Ajax Cape Town Warriors winger Khama Billiat.

The Cape Town side who are facing relegation have however allegedly slapped a 10 million rand price tag on the slippery midfielder.

Poland based defender Costa Nhamoinesu has been linked with a move to Spain.
The Zaglebie Lubin man has been a revelation for his club this season, starting in 19 of the 25 games his side has played so far.

Nhamoinesu has been linked with a move to Laliga side Granada, but reports say the big defender will not leave if Lubin qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Lubin is seven points behind the Europa spot with four games left to play.

But it’s not all Zimbabwean players who are looking forward to the impending transfer window.

Former Hwange and Caps United defender Obert Moyo’s future at Platinum Stars of South Africa is uncertain.

Moyo (27) has only featured in three games for Dikwena this season and is likely to be transfer listed at the end of the season rather than released because his contract still has two years to run.

Recent media reports in South Africa have also suggested that Ramson Zhuwawo has become excess baggage at AmaZulu.

The former Gunners midfielder could be offloaded at the end of the season due to limited game time at the Durban side.

Dickson Choto has also struggled to get game time at champions in waiting Legia Warszawa.

He has played just three games this season, and is unlikely to be part of Legia next season where they are expected to participate in the Uefa Champions League.
Knowledge Musona is set to return to Hoffenheim after a torrid loan spell at Augsburg where he made 14 appearances, most of them coming from the bench.

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