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Pitso Mosimane fuels Emiliano Tade speculation to Sundowns

2:36 PM GMT+4 30/01/2019
Xola Mlambo, Orlando Pirates & Emiliano Tade, AmaZulu FC, October 2018
The Usuthu striker, who has scored seven goals for the club this season, could be on his way to Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed that he is looking to sign at least one striker before the PSL transfer window slams shut on January 31.

Mosimane's comments come after AmaZulu reportedly confirmed Sundowns' offer for Argentine marksman Emiliano Tade.

While Mosimane didn't disclose the name of the player he is looking to sign, chances are that Tade could end up at Sundowns in the coming hours despite the Durban-based outfit’s previous reluctance to let him leave.

“I think we need to increase the firepower. We have identified somebody local. At this point in time, we can’t talk about it most especially when we are getting positive feedback and we are engaging with the player we want,” Mosimane was quoted as saying by Phakaaathi.

Mosimane has also suggested that the club needs someone who is already familiar with the South African game and can immediately help the likes of Jeremy Brockie, who has been struggling to find consistency since joining Sundowns from rivals SuperSport United.

“At this time you need someone who knows what is happening at home and who needs to come and play now. We don’t need someone who is unfit or somebody who doesn’t know what is happening in South Africa because they take time to adjust. It is not easy,” the 54-year-old added.

Aside from Brockie, Sundowns still have Jose Ali Meza, who was signed at the beginning of the campaign, but the Venezuelan is yet to complete his transition to the PSL.

“You can see that Ali Meza is still in the transition; it is not easy,” Mosimane expressed.

“The only person who adjusted quickly was Gaston Sirino,” he said.

“It is a difficult mental game because sometimes even the tried and tested that we have crumble when times are tough,” he concluded.

Mosimane will certainly be banking on the impact of another striker following the departure of Toni Silva as well as Thokozani Sekotlong, who completed his loan move to Black Leopards on Tuesday.