Mamelodi Sundowns transfer news: Five players dangerous players sundowns to sign
Mamelodi Sundowns are a team not short of squad depth, but the number of quality players in the market during the January transfer market, as well as a busy schedule – with participation in the Caf Champions League – could entice the club into expanding its personnel.
Having brought in the likes of Andile Jali, Phakamani Mahlambi and Lebohang Maboe ahead of the current season, coach Pitso Mosimane is not short of quality to call on, but is in charge of a team that has never been shy on pouncing on the best available players.
The Chloorkop-based outfit should still have a few bucks to burn, following Percy Tau’s big-money transfer to English club, Brighton and Hove Albion, and have already been linked with a few players looking to make a move away from their current clubs.
One area that has been of concern following Tau’s exit – along with Khama Billiat’s departure – is lack of teeth up front, with Jeremy Brockie only just emerging from a lengthy goal-scoring drought, while new signings like Jose Ali Meza and Tony Silva are only just settling in the PSL.
Craig Martin (Cape Town City)
The speedy winger is hot property currently, and has been linked with both Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, who have a worthy competitor in the Brazilians, who are also reportedly interested in the player.
Thabo Mnyamane (Supersport United)
It’s not unusual to see players trek across the capital between Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns, and winger, Thabo Mnyamane could be the latest player to make that move.
Orlando Pirates have long been linked with the 26-year-old but, according to Soccer Laduma, the defending league champions have emerged as favourites to pry the player away from their city rivals.
Justice Chabalala (Orlando Pirates)
The defender is somewhat of a forgotten man at the Buccaneers, and could be looking for a move away from the club.
He was linked with both Sundowns and Chiefs ahead of the current season, and either club could still make a move for him in the January window.
Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits)
Another player the Brazilians could be slugging it out with Amakhosi for is Bafana regular, Sifiso Hlanti, who could be brought in to bolster the left-back department, currently dominated by Lyle Lakay, who was converted from an attacking player to a defender on arrival at the club.
Tokelo Rantie (unattached)
The Bafana striker could be given another lifeline, following his departure from Cape Town City late last year and, with Sundowns’ struggles upfront, the club could be tempted to give the player, who is a proven goal-scorer, another chance to resurrect his ailing career.