Mamelodi Sundowns may be keen on signing two SuperSport United stars, but should they be looking to move overseas rather than sign elsewhere in South Africa?
The Siya crew revealed in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma that Masandawana were interested in signing both Aubrey Modiba and Teboho Mokoena from their Tshwane rivals, and have even been in contact with them, as they look to persuade the players that the move would be in their best interests.
When contacted for comment, the players’ agent, Glyn Binkin, insisted that the pair are focused on SuperSport and that their biggest ambitions lie outside of Mzansi and not within it.
He said, “It’s no surprise to hear about interest in Aubrey and Teboho, they’re both fine young players and we see bright futures for both of them, but they’re both fully focused on life at SuperSport. Both are young and ambitious players who have aspirations of playing abroad, so that would be (the) first option for both players if at all possible.”
Sundowns have seen the likes of Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly and Percy Tau make the switch into Europe having played at Chloorkop, though there were disputes with all three prior to them moving on – something that could potentially worry Modiba and Mokoena.
That being said, joining Masandawana would give the pair an excellent shot and winning silverware and competing on the continent’s biggest club stage, and Pitso Mosimane has a good record when it comes to pushing some players onto the next stage in their careers.