- Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane feels the club does not need to dip into the transfer market
- He said there could be one or two more signings but added it was not in the club’s nature to sign loads of players during the transfer window
- Mosimane said that obviously if a big name player was available the club would show interest, he joked: “If Messi gets tired of Barcelona, we’ll sign him.”
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane doesn’t feel like the club needs to dip into the transfer market and sign a bunch of new players. Mosimane said there could be one or two more signings, but on the whole, he was happy with his squad.
Mosimane said that obviously if a big name player became available for some reason the club would show interest. He jokingly said: “If Messi gets tired of Barcelona, we’ll sign him.”
Mamelodi Sundowns have been pretty inactive during the transfer window, which has been a hallmark of the side in recent years. Mosimane said the club preferred to complete deals in advance which went hand-in-hand with planning for various eventualities.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mosimane said the club had been planning for the possible departure of star striking duo Percy Tau and Khama Billiat for some time. That planning has now born fruit as Billiat has departed for Kaizer Chiefs and Tau is almost certain to complete his move to England.
Mosimane said the club signed Jose Ali Meza and Toni Silva in preparation of this eventuality. The only other signing the club made was that of Andile Jali who was a free agent and came without a transfer fee.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Mosimane said he preferred to have a plan and know what he is doing instead of being rushed into buying players during the transfer window and later realising that they are not a good fit for the club.
He pointed out that Orlando Pirates had signed nine new players and had a bloated squad of close to 50 players. Mosimane said Sundowns were not interested in doing things that way.
Mosimane said although he was by-enlarge happy with his squad he would ask the finance people to pull out the big cheques if a star player suddenly became available and proved to be the right fit for the team.
He said that life sometimes threw unexpected opportunities and those opportunities needed to be snapped up.
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