Mamelodi Sundowns may have to end their hopes of signing one of their main transfer targets after he recently committed his future to his current club.
Sundowns have been widely reported to be interested in signing Bafana Bafana midfielder Aubrey Modiba but any such move has now become highly unlikely.
Modiba on Monday committed his future to SuperSport United, with whom he has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons since arriving from Cape Town City.
The 24-year-old Nedbank Ke Yona graduate signed a new four-year deal that will see him remain on the blue side of Tshwane until June 2024, unless serious offers come in for his services.
The Brazilians are known to have had a multi-million-rand offer rebuffed for the former national under-23 star during the recent January transfer window.
It is understood that Matsatsantsa will only release their prized asset to an overseas-based side that expresses serious interest, while Pitso Mosimane earlier bemoaned the price tags of certain players when Downs express interest.
“It’s very difficult for us to get players locally. I don’t know what’s happening with the market,” Mosimane was quoted as saying by the Daily Sun.
“We don’t get the players we want. The price for us to buy is totally different to the price for other clubs and that makes it difficult. It doesn’t make financial sense.
“Is there anyone who can buy a player from us for R15m? If not, then it should be the same for everyone. Nobody wants to buy from us.
"Do you remember any player who was bought from us? We are the ones who are buying. I’m not disrespecting other teams here. But really, who is worth R22m? How much is he earning monthly? I’m just saying.”