According to Soccer Laduma the football club is willing to pay €5 million (R65 million) for the player, a lot more than the R25 million Ajax Amsterdam paid for the midfielder four years ago.
The deal coud be hampered, however, if the team, which is currently in tenth position, and eight points behind in the Europa League, doesn’t qualify for the European league competition.
Another potential obstacle are restrictions on players from outside Europe, Soccer Laduma reports.
Known for his speed, Serero was born and raised in Soweto and started his career with the Ajax Cape Town Youth Academy and went on to play for South Africa’s Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 sides.
The player, whom Ajax manager Frank de Boer once described to Goal magazine as a player with talent dripping off him, has also had his fair share of issues.
Last year, coach Shakes Mashaba came under fire for leaving the 24-year-old out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad. When asked why he snubbed Serero, Mashaba said he could not focus on a single player, as there were other players in Bafana Bafana.
Despite this, Serero has been focused and clearly his hard work has been paying off.
Amongst his many accolades, in 2011 Serero was awarded the Absa Premiership Player of the Season and Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season.
His contract with Ajax Amsterdam ends in 2017.