Sirino still in demand for move away

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KickOff.com has established that there could still be another attempt to lure Gaston Sirino away from Mamelodi Sundowns after initial bids from Egyptian clubs were turned down by the PSL champions.

Repeated offers from Al Ahly for Sirino have been turned down by Sundowns since last year with the Chloorkop offices not budging on their valuation of the Uruguayan playmaker.

However, word reaching this website suggests that with Sirino having now turned 30, his priority remains on earning the best money to cover his future and still takes interest in the R15-million per annum he stands to earn in Egypt.

Egyptian giants Al Ahly remain in the market for an attacker with Sirino's qualities who can play on the shoulders of a number nine.

The bids expected to come in will not only be from Egypt but there is also talk of an opportunity in the Middle East.

"The issue with Sirino is the transfer fee because he still has a long contract with Sundowns, who obviously want more money than what the clubs that want him are prepared to pay," a source tells KickOff.com.

"But then he stands to earn better elsewhere so there has to be common ground found at the end of the day."

In recent weeks, Sirino has come under criticism for his conduct for choosing to wear the jersey that he exchanged with Al Ahly’s Mohamed Magdy Asfha straight after the CAF Champions League first-leg tie in Cairo.

This season the Uruguayan has scored five goals in 25 appearances and has been a league winner at the end of all four years he has spent at Sundowns.

He signed a new contract last year but the figures on that deal are less than what he stands to earn from Al Ahly's interest.

The Egyptian Premier League is only due to end in August after yet another season whose completion has been delayed.

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