Business in the transfer window is done for Mamelodi Sundowns, says Pitso Mosimane

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Masandawana could have a difficult decision on their hands with Tau having attracted European interest

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has commented on reports linking star attacker Percy Tau with a move abroad.

Reports by SowetanLive on Monday morning suggested that the ball has been placed firmly in Masandawana’s court as there was interest from Russian Premier League club FC Rostov as well as Denmark’s Midtjylland.

However, while it is believed that Rostov have already made a bid for the 23-year-old, a decision is yet to be made by Sundowns with the transfer window set to close on Wednesday. But in spite of the European interest in Tau, his coach seems confident that he will stay.

“Percy (Tau) will always have (interest),” Mosimane told the media.

“I mean for a young player of that age and he is doing very well, there will always be a team in Europe who want him. But you must understand that some teams in Europe, they might not be paying better than Sundowns, so it doesn’t mean that the team in Europe wants Percy.

“As I said I want Percy to go to the top five leagues in Europe and represent us well there, and lets have a player in the (Uefa) Champions League from South Africa, we missing that. Let’s have a player playing in the group stages like Dino Ndlovu.

“Like when we had Steven Pienaar playing for Ajax (Amsterdam), (Borussia) Dortmund. Like when Benni was playing for Porto, it is about time we have something genuine, not Denmark or Sweden,” he added.

Meanwhile, the 53-year-old has stated that Sundowns' business in the January transfer window is done.

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“I think so, honestly I think so,” Mosimane responded when asked if he was done buying players in the window.

“You know there is always something coming in the last hour where somebody says I got a free clearance even if the transfer window is closed. You never know, but for now we don’t have anybody specific that we are targeting,” he stated.

“The right back position is right, we have four centre-backs, two left backs, wingers we are okay. The heart of the midfield we should be okay. We have Brockie now to help Percy, to help Sibusiso Vilakazi. We still have Malajila who is still behind recovering, so we should be okay,” he explained. 

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