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Sundowns linked with South American striker Jose Ali Meza

20:04 BST 19/06/2018
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, May 2018
The Brazilians are said to be eyeing another foreign attacker ahead of the new season as they prepare for what will be a taxing 2018/19 PSL season

Mamelodi Sundowns are reportedly on the verge of signing another South American striker. 

According to media reports in Venezuela, Oriente Petrolero forward José Alí Meza is already on his way to the Brazilians to undergo a medical. 

Oriente Petrolero, a club based in Bolivia, reportedly reached an agreement with Sundowns over the sale of Alí Meza, who is one of the highly-rated marksmen in that country at the moment. 

Venezuelan website Sportsvenezuela reports that Sundowns are willing to pay over R11 million for the 27-year-old attacker. 

However, given the secrecy of PSL clubs when it comes to transfer fees, it remains to be seen whether or not these figures are accurate.  

“The South African team would be willing to pay $800 000 for Meza, an amount that would serve Oriente Petrolero as an economic support to find another forward of equal weight to the Venezuelan,” reports the website. 

Sundowns are likely to lose Khama Billiat at the end of the month, with the Zimbabwean forward expected to announce his next destination in the next week or so. 

Percy Tau is also a wanted man abroad, and Sundowns have already started preparing for life without the two attackers as they aim to continue to their dominance both domestically and on the African continent.

In recent years, Sundowns have been scouting in South America, with Gaston Sirino their latest acquisition from abroad. 

They also brought in Leonardo Castro from Colombia, although the lanky striker fell out of favour with Pitso Mosimane before being allowed to join Kaizer Chiefs during the January transfer window. 

Previously, South American players such as Rafael Dudamel as well as Jose Torrealba were also signed by the Brazilians.