Kaizer Chiefs are said to have approached Stellenbosch for the services of hard-working midfielder Sibongiseni Mthethwa but the offer has been turned down.
According to information landing through to The South African, Stellenbosch have turned down the offer from Chiefs as they also revealed their demands – Impempe reports.
Stellies, coached by Steve Barker reportedly want a staggering R15 million for the industrious midfielder as Chiefs have identified him as their most prized target.
CHIEFS OFFER TURNED DOWN FOR STELLENBOSCH MIDFIELDER
Per the report, Kaizer Motaung Jr. has tabled R8 million for Mthethwa’s services who was reportedly on the radar of AmaZulu, but Stellenbosch are unhappy and turned it down.
According to the local sports publication, the KwaZulu-Natal-born Stellenbosch midfielder has also attracted interest from Chiefs rivals, Pirates but it seems he will stay in the Western Cape.
The publication further reports that Barker’s Stellenbosch felt they couldn’t release Mthethwa as they do not have enough time to find his replacement.
The South African understands that Mthethwa is identified as Yusuf Maart’s cover as he is struggling in the heart of the park at Chiefs.
“Another reason for Stellenbosch to turn down Chiefs’ offer is that the transfer window is about to close and they won’t find his replacement,” revealed a source to Impempe.
PIRATES AND CHIEFS OFFERS TURNED DOWN BY STELLIES?
The South African recently published that the Cape Winelands-side has also rejected Pirates’ advances for the midfielder.
“Pirates were keen to sign Mthethwa at the beginning of the season. However, they were turned down by Stellenbosch. They are back again and have shown interest in signing the player for this season.” a source told KickOff.
Usuthu, Amakhosi, and the Buccaneers have all reportedly shown interest in the Bafana Bafana midfielder.
According to the latest revelations, Chiefs and Pirates opening attempts to sign Mthethwa were shot down by Stellenbosch as the transfer window is expected to shut down at the end of September.