Sundowns dismayed by inflated transfer market

Mamelodi Sundowns may look to promote from within their development structures after being left frustrated in the transfer market this off season.

Masandawana have made their transfer targets completely transparent over the past few months, with Aubrey Ngoma, Deolin Mekoa and Lebogang Manyama on Pitso Mosimane’s wish-list as a replacement for Keagan Dolly who left for Montpellier in January.

Ajax Cape Town’s Rivaldo Coetzee has also been strongly linked with the Champions of Africa but ‘Downs Media Coordinator Thulani Thuswa claims the Brazilians have been priced out of the market by their domestic rivals.

However, the rise to prominence of academy graduate Motjeka Madisha could be a sign of progression at Chloorkop, with the 22-year-old becoming a star performer in Mosimane’s defence upon breaking into the first-team; after an excellent title-winning Multichoice Diski Challenge campaign.

“As coach Pitso Mosimane has previously said, lately as soon as they hear Mamelodi Sundowns want a (player), they start putting these high prices. For Sundowns, they want R5 million, R10 million and R15 million,” he told Soccer Laduma.

“You are not only blocking players from playing for Sundowns, but you are doing so to stop them from participating on the continental and global stages.

“It has been tough for us to get players now because of the ridiculous price fees,” Thuswa added.

“In any case, we also don’t just buy players for the sake of it but buy players where we need players. It is based on what the technical team needs.”

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