Creative midfielder Modise has become one of South Africa’s star men since his debut in 2007, but has endured a disappointing season for club and country.
A late bloomer, he only started playing professional football regularly from the age of 24 and is one of the Premier Soccer League’s star performers, winning the league’s Footballer of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.
He was named Man-of-the-Match in the opening game at last summer’s Confederations Cup and marked his 50th cap by captaining Bafana Bafana against Bulgaria in Soweto in May.
Known as ‘The General’ made his PSL debut in 2001 but dropped down to the First Division with City Pillars until as recently as 2006, when Supersport United gave him his big break.
After a single season at Supersport he joined Orlando Pirates, where he has scored 10 league goals in 68 appearances.
A clutch of English clubs are reported to be interested in the slightly-built Soweto-born playmaker, including Wigan and Aston Villa, and he has admitted he wants a move to Europe.
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