Cole Alexander would prefer a move to Kaizer Chiefs, should Stuart Baxter remain the head coach for the new season, according to the player’s agent Gary Cassisa
Alexander, who was one of the standout performers in the league this past season, wouldn’t mind staying at Polokwane City for another season, despite interest from eight different PSL teams.
“There is a lot of interest for Cole in the PSL. As you know, he is one of the top footballers in the country and was nominated for the Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Season awards, and was just unfortunate to lose out to Teko Modise of Mamelodi Sundowns; who won the award for the best midfielder.
“He is rated as one of the top midfielders in the country, and clubs like SuperSport [United], Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Sundowns; all the big teams want him. There are eight teams in the PSL that want him,” Cassisa told Goal.
“But he still has a year remaining with Polokwane and we would like to renew with them because he is happy there. However, we can’t ignore the huge interest in him too,” he said.
According to Cassisa, Stuart Baxter is one of the biggest fans of Alexander, but downplayed the possibility of the 25-year-old joining Kaizer Chiefs in the near future.
“I know Stuart Baxter at Chiefs rates him very highly and he said he would love to have him at his club, but you know with Chiefs right now there is uncertainty with their coach whether he will be with them next season or not.
“I believe it would be good for him to go to Chiefs if Baxter stays, because then he would be guaranteed regular football.
“Cole’s desire and ours is that he should always play and we have always looked for a team that is going to give him that. For example, when Muhsin Ertugral was at Ajax Cape Town, he rated Cole very highly and Cole played every minute under him.
“As soon as Muhsin left and Roger de Sa came in, and Cole was then left out and sat on the bench, that’s when we took him to Polokwane City where Boebie Solomons was and he played him in every single game.
“So, it’s always about the player playing regular first team football for us then become a squad player more than anything else you see, and that’s what we are looking at, but for now he is staying at Polokwane,” Cassisa said.