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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg could be the latest former English Premier League star to move to South Africa.

The 34-year-old former Swedish international only joined Japanese club Shimuzu S-Pulse back in September, on a reported 18-month deal that made him one of the highest earners in the J-League.

But agent Jazzman Mahlakgane has confirmed he has been approached to find a club for the player who was part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ back in 2003-04.

“It’s true – he wants to come and play in South Africa,” he told KickOff.com.

“A friend of mine approached me and asked me to see if I can find any opportunities for Freddie Ljungberg in the country and now I’m seeing which clubs are interested. He’s in Japan at the moment but I’ve been told he is keen to come to the PSL because it’s starting to gain respect out there. It’s very encouraging.”

Ljungberg left Arsenal for West Ham in 2007 and has since played for Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire in the MLS, as well as Scottish giants Celtic.

But with Mahlakgane revealing that Mamelodi Sundowns have already indicated they are not interested, it could come down to a fight between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

“The only thing is that may stand in the way is finances, but let’s see what happens,” he said.

“I’ve sent it to a few big clubs and the signs are not negative at all. Sundowns have already said no but there are a few clubs in South Africa who may be interested.”

Source: Goal

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