While a move for the 24-year-old was previously believed to be as good as done, on Wednesday it was revealed that perhaps Kaizer Chiefs would once again lose out on their target as the forward’s hefty transfer fee proved a stumbling block.
However, in a transfer that seems to be changing with every hour that passes, reports by Times Media suggests that the move is back on. According to the player’s agent Jazzman Mahlakgane, a deal has been struck between Amakhosi and the Limpopo-based outfit, and that Ntshangase was on his way to Naturena for a medical on Thursday morning where a deal would be finalised in the coming hours.
“He is on a plane as we speak on his way to Johannesburg to undergo a medical with Chiefs‚” Mahlakgane told Times Media on Thursday morning.
“I spoke to Baroka last night‚ and said to them‚ ‘Listen‚ you are confusing the whole country and we need to resolve this thing’.
“By the end of the conversation it was agreed the (Chiefs) deal was on. And that’s it from me – once I hang up the phone the deal is on,” he explained.
“This is something that happened last night. Because last night Chiefs offered the balance of the money that Baroka wanted.
“My last discussion with their CEO‚ Morgan Mammila‚ was that all was good (with the deal).
“If there are details to be ironed out‚ that is between the clubs. From our perspective‚ the deal is on.
“The player wants the move to Chiefs,” he added.
Meanwhile, Baroka’s CEO confirmed to the publication that Chiefs had indeed matched their asking price but refused to conclude that it was a done deal.
“We are just waiting for Chiefs. The deal could go through in the next half-hour to an hour,” Mammila said.
“Chiefs have matched what we were looking for but now it’s just a case of some details to be agreed on‚ such as the sell-on (clause),” he concluded.