Another young South African football star is heading off to Europe, with Cape Town City having announced that Gift Links has been sold for a record fee to Danish club Aarhus GF.

The 20-year-old Bafana Bafana international, who first came to the fore at Platinum Stars, will wear the N0. 11 jersey at the Danish Superliga side.

Michel Comitis, Cape Town City’s Commercial Director says that while they would love to have kept Links at the club longer, they could not stand in the way of the player’s progress.

Comitis says that Links will be sorely missed at the club, not just for his football, but also because of his character.

Before joining City last season, Links had a spell in Egypt, and Comitis feels that period outside the country was a huge turning point in his career.

Comitis says a lot of credit for the move must go to chairman John Comitis, who has a long history of exporting players to Europe, and in City’s short existence has already exported a number of players abroad.

In a final message to the club, Links says he is grateful for his time at City, and always believed they were the right club for him to join if he wanted to get to Europe. – Report by Rob Delport