Grobler: It would be a huge honour to play for Pirates

By Oscar Sanders - 14 September 2019Views : 4334


SuperSport United striker Bradley Grobler has revealed that it has always been a dream of his to play for Orlando Pirates.

Grobler has started the season with a bang, netting five goals in six appearances for Matsatsantsa and was heavily linked with a move to Pirates in the transfer window, but a deal failed to materialise.

Although the 31-year-old frontman admits that it would be a 'huge honour' to turn out for the Buccanneers one day, he is content at SuperSport United for the moment and will focus all his energy on delivering more goals for the Pretoria-based side.

“If anything, mentally it motivated me, I think. It would be a huge honour to play for Pirates – there are a massive team in South African football,” said Grobler.

“At the same time, I’m extremely happy at SuperSport, I’m enjoying my football and the club – they have been very good to me.

“So, I’ve always looked at it in a positive way – if I left and went to a big team like Pirates, I was going to be happy. If I stayed at SuperSport, I was going to be happy.

“For me, it was never a negative thing. I never had any negative thoughts. With the injuries I’ve had, right now all I want is to be playing football, it doesn’t matter where I’m playing.

He added: “Me and the club [SuperSport] have had a few discussions regarding what could happen in the future. There were other teams that did make offers on transfer deadline day, that were very interesting,

“But right now, I need to focus on playing football; playing for SuperSport. I want to score goals after I got off to a good start, so my mind is not anywhere else but on playing and looking after myself at SuperSport.”