The forward endured a frustrating 2017/18 campaign which saw him struggle for game time at his Turkish Super Lig outfit Konyaspor.
Recent reports have indicated that Konyaspor are ready to listen to offers for the former Cape Town City captain.
Ndlanya, who turned out for Chiefs between in the 90's, believes that the Soweto giants need a player like Manyama ahead of the new 2018/19 season.
"No doubt, Manyama will be a good signing for the club. He is that kind of a player that Chiefs need," Ndlanya told Vodacom Soccer.
"They need as many good players as they can. The new coach needs quality players for him to compete in the new season," he continued.
Manyama left PSL Cape Town City for Konyaspor in August 2017 following a successful 2016/17 season which saw him help the Citizens clinch the 2016 Telkom Knockout Cup.
The former SuperSport United attacker was also the league's top goalscorer and he was named PSL Player of the Season.
"We know Lebo very well from his days at Supersport, Cape Town City," the former South Africa international said.
"He scores goals and is a quality player; the club should go all out to get his signature," he added.
Ndlanya stated that new Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas should be spoilt for choice in the attacking department.
"Last season I complained about players, but this time they are trying, but it's still not enough. The coach should be spoilt for choice," the retired striker concluded.
Manyama made 10 appearances in all competitions for Konyaspor last season and he netted two goals.