Pitso Mosimane says Sundowns are yet to decide on Nathan Junior

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The Masandawana mentor has indicated that there is a possibility of landing the Brazilian striker's signature

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hinted that his club could sign the Brazilian youngster in Nathan Junior.

The reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions have had the Brazilian training with them in the past few weeks in an aim to sign him.

"Nathan Junior... we are still making a decision on him,” Mosimane told the media.

Mosimane was speaking to reporters at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in the East London following their 1-0 win over Chippa United in the league where Uruguay's Gaston Sirino scored the winner.

"He has gone back to Brazil. He will be back very soon. There's a possibility (that Sundowns will sign him)," he concluded.

The South American player was spotted by the Brazilians manager as he played against defender Ricardo Nascimento in Portugal for a club known as Coimbra.

Although Mosimane would believe players such as Nascimento (Brazil), Ali Meza (Venezuela) and Sirino could help the Brazilian forward to settle at the Tshwane-based outfit, it remains unclear who will make way for the forward.

Sundowns have a number of foreign internationals in their squad comprising of Toni Silva from Guinea Bissau, Meza, Sirino, Nascimento and Jeremy Brockie from New Zealand.

Having released Cote d'Ivoire attacker Yannick Zakri and Algeria's Fares Hachi after signing Sirino and Brockie last season, the former Bafana Bafana coach could be forced to release another foreign international to open a spot for Junior should he decide to hand him a contract.

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With Mosimane having complained of the shortage of goals in his team, he may be tempted to sign a foreign player to solve his problems upfront.

Following their win over the Chilli Boys, Sundowns are now placed sixth on the log table with 14 points from seven games and they will now turn their focus to the Telkom Knockout Cup this weekend where they travel to Baroka FC.

Since the departure of Percy Tau and Khama Billiat, Sundowns have struggled upfront and have scored nine goals in the league so far. Their PSL title defence and Cup aspirations could be hurt by the fact they play good football, but at the same lack an eye for goal in the final third.

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