Sundowns are enjoying a spell as one of the best clubs in Africa at the moment. Their players are some of the best in the nation, you just have look at the Bafana Bafana squad.
However, not every player will be happy in a squad. Reasons may vary from a failure to get on with the coaching staff or the most influential reason: a lack of opportunities to play.
Footballers are paid to play matches, not just train. This is where Amakhosi could come in to capitalise.
But how can it all happen? The transfers could take place via free deals (if one of the players terminates their contract), if a player gets transfer-listed, or even if Amakhosi surprisingly open the cheque book to buy.
FIVE SUNDOWNS STARS WHO MAY WANT TO LEAVE
Though Kaizer Chiefs are set on building a younger team, experienced heads will always be valuable, especially if there are CAF Champions League ambitions involved.
Check out the list of five below…
- George Maluleka, 33: Not very likely but football transfers never cease to amaze us, every season.
- Sibusiso Vilakazi, 32: There are already whispers that the Soweto-born star is wanted at Naturena.
- Gaston Sirino, 31: The Uruguyan’s instability at Chloorkop is well-documented by now. An exit would not surprise any of us.
- Kermit Erasmus, 31: Who could have thought Erasmus was to become a bench-warmer at Sundowns? He is just not meant to be sidelined.
- Gift Motupa, 27: The former Bidvest Wits star has returned from a long injury layoff, yet he looks nowhere near the playing team.
So with around three months left before the July transfer window, will one or two of these top-quality make headline moves to Kaizer Chiefs?
It may be unlikely now but this game is full of surprises. Just like when Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro made their moves to Soweto.