Al Ahly’s head of transfers Amir Tawfik has confirmed that they are in talks with Mamelodi Sundowns over a move for Gaston Sirino.
Sirino has been heavily linked with a transfer to Al Ahly for months now as the player looks to reunite with former head coach, Pitso Mosimane.
The 29-year-old was said to be keen on a move to the Red Devils and publicly expressed his desire to leave Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns had revealed that Al Ahly wanted to sign Sirino in the summer but talks fell through between both clubs after failing to agree on a transfer fee.
However, fresh reports have emerged recently asserting that Al Ahly have reopened talks over a potential transfer for Sirino in January.
The Uruguayan has not played any league game for Sundowns this season after reportedly submitting his transfer request to join Al Ahly.
Al Ahly’s Amir Tawfik talked about Sirino, confirming talks between them and Sundowns but says they haven’t spoken to the midfielder yet.
“Sirino has always been a transfer target for Al Ahly,” Tawfik said. “There has been contact before, and if anything happens, the club will officially announce it.
“We are talking with the Sundowns officials, and if any serious development occurs, we will begin negotiations with the player then.”
Sirino has been at Sundowns since January of 2018, where he made a century of appearances, scoring 24 goals and registering 29 assists.
Should Al Ahly acquire Sirino, they will have to let go of one of their foreign players, with Angolan winger Geraldo nearing a club exit.
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By KingFut (Egyptian publication)