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English clubs eye Jali - agent

June 19, 2012
By ESPN staff

South Africa midfielder Andile Jali is attracting interest from clubs around Europe, including the Premier League - according to his agent Paschalis Tontouris.

Andile Jali has been a key player for South Africa since the World Cup
GettyImagesAndile Jali has been a key player for South Africa since the World Cup

Jali, 22, is highly rated as a holding midfielder in his homeland and has recently been heavily linked with a switch to the Bundesliga this summer.

Tontouris, though, is not looking to rush a decision over his client's future, with his next move potentially the most important of his career.

"I think he will be leaving," he told Kick Off. "There is interest from England but we have to be very careful which kind of club he chooses.

"We are looking for the best place for Jali to go because it's important that the first move to Europe has to be successful. He would like to go to Europe but only to the right club."

Although Jali is yet to fulfil the requirements for an automatic work permit acceptance, with only 11 caps to his name, it is believed he would be eligible for acceptance as an emerging talent.