Mamelodi Sundowns have set their sights on a Maritzburg United defender in the case that they are unable to land the signature of in-demand Bafana Bafana international, Rivaldo Coetzee.
Soccer Laduma revealed last month that Sundowns approached Ajax Cape Town for the services of Coetzee, however, it was not long after that the club’s chairman, Ari Efstathiou confirmed to the Siya crew that he was in Europe at the time attending to football business which included discussions about a potential European move for the 20-year-old.
However, Sundowns are known to be keen on securing the player’s signature for the 2017/18 campaign, although, the club will be keeping their options open and as reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, the CAF Champions League winners have set their sights on the Team of Choice’s Brian Onyango.
The centre back was influential for Maritrzburg during the 2016/17 season, where he made 22 appearances and scored four goals.
The Kenyan is currently contracted to Maritzburg and should Sundowns look to approach the Team of Choice for Onyango, the Chloorkop-based club will have to table an offer to the club.
If management at Maritzburg is open to the sale of the player, the deal can go one of two ways, either a straight transfer fee will be paid by the Brazilians for Onyango’s services or Sundowns can propose a potential swap deal.
However, much will depend on whether or not Masandawana are able to land the signature of Coetzee and as it stands, indications are that Ajax would opt to sell the 20-year-old Bafana international to a club abroad rather than losing his services to one of their PSL rivals.
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