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Agent says Gumede is eager to find a new club

Former Orlando Pirates defender Tshepo Gumede is determined to earn a contract with a PSL team for next season, according to his agent Vasili Barbis.

Gumede is currently without a club for next season, but he recently trained with Cape Town City, and his agent insists there is plenty of interest in the 29-year-old.

"Of course Tshepo is looking forward to coming back to the PSL but the issue is the Covid-19. This has disrupted a lot of our plans," Barbis told Goal.

"The pandemic has derailed many of our plans when it comes to looking for new contracts. There's 100%, no doubt he will be playing in the PSL next season.

"Look, there are no negotiations and the only team doing all the negotiations and deals is [Mamelodi] Sundowns.

"Everyone else is concerned about where will the next paycheck come from. We have this issue at some clubs of staff being laid off or cutting salaries.

"There's a lot of interest on Tshepo, he trained with Cape Town City and I can tell you there's lots of interest for Tshepo.

"There's a lot of uncertainty on the league especially this season, potentially there could be more teams that can be relegated.

"No one knows when is the season resuming. Is Ajax Cape Town coming, or is it TTM [Tshakhuma Tsha Madzihandila] coming up? Are Bidvest Wits being sold or not? Is Bloemfontein Celtic being sold or not? I think the next few weeks could indicate the future for Tshepo."

Gumede spent 18 months at Pirates between 2015 and 2016, before a two-year spell at Cape Town City.