...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Mamelodi Sundowns, a prominent South African football club, is reportedly showing keen interest in acquiring another player from SuperSport United as the transfer window approaches.
Sundowns’ Defeat in the Chase for Thapelo Maseko
According to recent reports, Sundowns may have abandoned their pursuit of their initial target from SuperSport, Thapelo Maseko, conceding defeat in securing his services.
Sundowns Shift Focus to Patrick Maswanganyi
Despite this setback, Sundowns is not cutting ties with SuperSport.
In fact, the latest reports indicate that they are now targeting another player who had an impressive season with SuperSport.
The club’s attention has turned to Patrick Maswanganyi, a talented left winger.
Rivalry on the Field, Cooperation off the Field
While Sundowns and SuperSport are considered rival institutions on the field, they seem to share a healthy business relationship off the field.
Both clubs have benefited from player transfers between them, resulting in mutual advantages for both parties.
Player Transfers Between Sundowns and SuperSport
In recent times, Sundowns has successfully acquired players such as Aubrey Modiba, Teboho Mokoena, and Sipho Mbule from SuperSport.
On the other hand, SuperSport has also benefited by loaning players from Sundowns, including Ricardo Goss and Grant Margeman during the current season.
Sundowns Sets Sights on Maswanganyi
The latest news suggests that Sundowns is now looking to return to SuperSport and secure the services of Patrick Maswanganyi.
Reports from Soccer-Laduma indicate Sundowns’ interest in the player.
Competition for Maseko and Maswanganyi
According to a source, Sundowns’ primary choice is Thapelo Maseko, but his acquisition may prove challenging and costly.
Hence, they are also considering Patrick Maswanganyi, who possesses impressive skills.
The final decision will depend on which player they can successfully secure.
Maseko reportedly prefers a move to Europe, while Maswanganyi already has European experience.
However, signing Maswanganyi will not be easy, as he has a contract with SuperSport United until June 2025.
Prospects of a Deal for Maswanganyi
It remains to be seen whether Sundowns will be able to negotiate another deal with SuperSport, this time for Patrick Maswanganyi, adding to their roster of talented players.