Mamelodi Sundowns have announced that they have terminated talks with Al Ahly on the acquisition of their star player Gaston Sirino.
The Chloorkop-based outfit stated that they decided to terminate the discussions with Egyptian giants because the clubs are too far from each other on the transfer fee for the Uruguayan footballer.
“The good relations between the President of Al Ahly, Mr. Mahmoud El Khatib, and the President of Mamelodi Sundowns Dr. Patrice Motsepe will continue as well as the good relations between Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly but there is no point or purpose in continuing the discussions on Gaston Sirino,” said the ten-time PSL champions in a statement.
“Mamelodi Sundowns will continue releasing players to European, African and other football countries like it did for Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly, Bongani Zungu, Ivorian international Siaka Tiéné, and other players but the transfer fee must be competitive as Mamelodi Sundowns is consistently paying high internationally competitive transfer fees for the players that it acquires.”
The Brazilians went on to say that Sirino must now focus on his football and compete for a starting position at the club.
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By Mauwane Raophala