Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were said to be interested in the midfielder, but it’s not clear if they made offers for Mahlasela.
“There were two offers for Mahlasela but the team felt he still has a lot to offer and they had already lost Lyle Lakay when the offers for him came. He is still young and has a lot to offer to the team,” said a source.
Phakaaathi previously reported that Chiefs were interested in Mahlasela but the source could not confirm whether the Soweto giants had made an official offer.
Another source told Phakaaathi that Celtic released Musa Nyatama to Orlando Pirates even though they didn’t want to lose him. The money offered was too good to resist.
“They offered R5 million and that was too good for Celtic to resist,” said the source.
Celtic reportedly suffered some financial difficulties last year.