Cuthbert Malajila is on the verge of joining Bloemfontein Celtic, according to Sowetan.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season to cap a six-year stay at the club.

An unnamed source intimated the news to the publication, saying the player arrived in Bloemfontein last week to complete the deal.

“Malajila arrived here [at Celtic]… They took his documents and he is set to sign on the dotted line,” the source said.

“He is being signed with the aim of replacing Tshegofatso Mabasa [who joined Orlando Pirates alongside Kabelo Dlamini and Bongani Sam]. The club has high hopes that he will score goals because of his experience, of course.”

However, when asked about the transfer, the club’s chief executive, Khumbulani Konco, was not keen to talk extensively about it, insisting all the new signings will be paraded in due course.

“We will make an announcement when the timing is right. At this stage, I won’t speak about anything regarding the signings,” Konco.