...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly entered the competition to sign a highly talented midfielder who had recently piqued the interest of Orlando Pirates.
The player in question is Karim Kimvuidi from Maritzburg United, and both Sundowns and Pirates are now vying for his signature.
Sundowns Make Their Move:
Recent reports suggest that Mamelodi Sundowns have been actively monitoring Kimvuidi and have even made contact with the player’s representatives.
Previously, it was Orlando Pirates who were believed to be pursuing the midfielder behind the scenes, attempting to convince him to join their ranks next season.
Sundowns’ Interest in Kimvuidi:
Insiders revealed that Sundowns have shown genuine interest in Karim Kimvuidi.
The club has been closely observing his progress since they first discovered him and have been impressed by his performances.
While Kimvuidi is still under contract with Maritzburg United, it is noted that this would not deter Sundowns if they are truly determined to acquire his services.
Maritzburg’s Relegation Battle:
Another source mentioned that Kimvuidi’s future at Maritzburg United might depend on the outcome of the club’s relegation battle, with only one game left in the season.
Both Pirates and Sundowns are likely hoping that Maritzburg does not avoid relegation, as it could increase their chances of securing the player’s signature.
Potential Transfer Scenarios:
In the event that Maritzburg United gets relegated from the Premiership, they may be open to allowing Kimvuidi to leave.
The club, looking to trim their wage bill, may consider releasing foreign players, and this could pave the way for Sundowns to engage in formal talks.
Presently, Sundowns appears to be the more interested party, but the situation may evolve as the season concludes.
Sundowns Leading the Race:
Based on the information provided by the second source, it seems that Sundowns currently hold the advantage over Orlando Pirates in the pursuit of Karim Kimvuidi.
The final outcome will depend on various factors, including Maritzburg United’s relegation fate, and will likely be determined at the end of the season.