For all the criticism that was thrown in the direction of Marshall Munetsi through his time at Orlando Pirates, the Zimbabwe international is again linked with a big move to the English Premier League in this January transfer window.
Munetsi has produced exceptional performances in France at Stade Reims where he is now approaching 100 appearances since arriving from Pirates in 2019.
From his 16 appearances this term, his form has been on the up scoring three times (plus one assist) and establishing himself as a key for 30-year-old coach William Still.
Last year Brighton & Hove Albion targeted him as replacement for Yves Bissouma but the move didn’t go through.
The latest reports – according to Foot Mercato – are that English Premier League club Bournemouth are keen with The Cherries having taken note of his performances at Reims.
Bournemouth already have another Zimbabwean – Jordan Zemura.
English Championship clubs Burnley and Watford have also been mentioned as being the other admirers of Munetsi and are monitoring what happens.
Munetsi is valued at just over R100 million and remains under contract at Reims until June 2026 after signing a new deal last year.
The 26-year-old Zimbabwe as a teenager to then South African lower division club FC Cape Town before Pirates then quickly snapped him up sending him on loan to Baroka in the first season before cashing in two years later when Reims came knocking.
He played 69 games through the three years that he spent in the PSL and was recently added into FIFPro’s Global Player Council joining other internationals who include Simon Mignolet, Andre Ayew and Giorgio Chiellini.
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