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Mamelodi Sundowns reportedly interested in Phakamani Mahlambi

16:09 BST 05/07/2018
Phakamani Mahlambi
With Tau likely to depart, Masandawana have reportedly turned their attention to the Bafana Bafana international

Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly revived their interest in Al Ahly attacker Phakamani Mahlambi.

Masandawana are currently experiencing a period of transition with Khama Billiat having left the club and Percy Tau likely to follow suit.

This has seen the club dig into the transfer market as they have already brought on board Toni Silva and Venezuelan striker Jose Ali Meza.

However, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane’s spending spree is not yet done, with Sport24 reporting that the Tshwane giants may look to bring in the 20-year-old-old.

Mahlambi joined the Egyptians in 2017 on a four year-deal becoming the first South African to play in the Egyptian Premier League.

Prior to his move from Bidvest Wits Mahlambi had attracted the interest of the eight-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, but a move failed to materialise.

Nonetheless, while Mahlambi has impressed during his time with the North African giants, picking up a league winners medal in the process, he has failed to cement a permanent spot in their starting XI.

This perhaps has tempted Sundowns to try and lure the former Student away from the Egyptian champions, along with Tau’s imminent departure following a R50 million final bid by English Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion. 

Meanwhile, reports by PowerFM also suggest that talks have already begun between Sundowns and Al Ahly with the former believed to be keen on bringing the player to Chloorkop on loan.

Nevertheless, it now remains to be seen whether or not Sundowns will be able to close a deal for the exciting attacker.

The 2018/19 transfer window only recently opened and that should allow Sundowns ample time to conclude a deal should the Caf Team of the Century be willing to part with one of their players.