“I think Grant will be a huge success. He is an unbelievably talented boy.”
These are the words uttered by Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou who is confident that the highly-rated Grant Margeman will be a ‘hit’ at Mamelodi Sundowns next season.
Margeman is set to join the current Absa Premiership champions, Sundowns, for the 2020/21 season.
The 22-year-old has been a key part of the ‘Urban Warriors’ side that is dominating the GladAfrica Championship, sitting pretty at the summit with a seven-point lead as they look to clinch the second-tier league and gain promotion back to the Absa Premiership.
The Ajax CEO has no doubt that the talented central midfielder will hit the ground running at the star-studded Sundowns side and says the Tshwane giants have been interested in the player’s services for years.
“He will be the hit of the season for Sundowns next year, I have no doubt,” Efstathiou told the South African Football Journalists Association (Safja).
“Sundowns have been interested in the last couple of years, maybe three years, and we have held on tightly.
“He was very young a couple of years ago, but he has got married now, he has got a child, and has settled down, and he is completely focused to doing well,” added the Ajax boss.
“But I think it would have been a much better deal for us should we have been campaigning in the PSL and selling him from there.
“On the other hand, you know, our relationship with Sundowns is such that we respect each other’s businesses. My relationship with Patrice is very good. And we help each other out.”
“And I have spoken to him in the last couple of weeks about potentially coming up and we might need to do some more business. We keep that door open for us and we do the same,” concluded Efstathiou.
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