Anele has best clubs on agenda
BAFANA Bafana right-back Anele Ngcongca will only move from Belgian side Genk if a club from one of Europe's big leagues seeks his services.
Ngcongca has been the subject of intense speculation as to where he will be playing next season, with confirmed interest from Turkey in the 24-year-old defender.
But the former FC Fortune star is expected to rebuff any advances for his services that do not come from England or Spain, the two leagues he has his heart set on.
Sowetan understands that Ngcongca sees a transfer to Turkey, or, as has been previously reported, French Ligue 2 side Monaco, as a move "sideways" and he will only leave Genk for a club at "a higher level".
As things stand he is likely to remain at Genk for another season, unless a deal materialises from the English Premiership or La Liga.
Meanwhile, Tsepo Masilela is on the road to recovery after his recent knee problems and is courting interest from Spain and France.
The Bafana left-back spent last season on loan to Spanish La Liga side Getafe, where he performed well when he was fit to play. He still has a year remaining on his contract with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa, but they have already stated they are willing to let him go on loan again, or even better, let him leave if he can secure a permanent transfer.
Getafe remains a strong option, with other unnamed sides in Spain also interested. There is also firm interest from a top team in the French Ligue 1.
There is a sudden interest from Ligue 1 in South African players, with Masilela's Bafana teammate Daylon Claasen this week linked to Dijon and Stade Rennes.
SuperSport United's Kermit Erasmus has also been courted, as has Helsingborg playmaker May Mahlangu.