Patosi: 'I would like to play for Ajax Amsterdam'

Patosi: 'I would like to play for Ajax Amsterdam'
South Africa's Ayanda Patosi

by Bertin Basson

Thursday Mar 26, 2015. 12:00

Bafana Bafana midfielder Ayanda Patosi has revealed that he would like to play for Ajax Amsterdam in the future.

Patosi, who was linked with a move to the Netherlands club in January last year told SAFA Media that he 'will not look back' if the club were to make a concrete bid for his services in the near future.

The 22-year-old admits that he is happy at Belgium club Lokeren FC, where he has plied his trade for the past four years, but insists a move to Amsterdam will be hard to resist.

Patosi's Bafana Bafana teammate Thulani Serero has established himself as a first team regular under Frank de Boer while former Bafana Bafana stars Steven Pienaar and Benni McCarthy used the club as a springboard for blossoming careers in Europe's top leagues.

"For now I am contracted to Lokeren FC in Belgium and my focus is there, and I have to respect that. But obviously I would someday like to play in the higher leagues around the world. Hopefully someday I will get a chance to go play somewhere," Patosi is quoted as saying in a statement released by the South African Football Association on Wednesday.

"I need to make it clear that I am happy at Lokeren and enjoying myself, but if sometime in the future an offer comes from Ajax Amsterdam I will not look back. That is the club I would someday like to play for and only time will tell. Other than that I would also like to play in Spain, Germany or England."

Patosi has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Lokeren this season, netting five goals and assisting a further six.

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