The midfielder is currently in Belgium where he is negotiating for a contract with Genk after passing trials with them recently.
According to a source working on the deal, no agreement has been reached so far in terms of a contract with Genk.
“Both parties are still trying to compare the figures,” the source tells KickOff.com.
“Look, the football in South Africa has improved a lot over the past few years and the PSL is now paying well. Besides the achievement of playing abroad, he should also consider his salary rather than just the pride of playing in Europe.”
Masalesa was earlier linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, but it has been gathered that both Bidvest Wits and Sundowns made concrete offers for the player before he left for Belgium.
“Both Wits and Sundowns’ offers were enticing, but going to play overseas was his first preference,” the source continues.
“I believe he would have made a good signing for Chiefs as they lack an anchorman in midfield, but they have been slow in their approach.”
The former Under-20 international’s contract with Wits expired at the end last season.