Kaizer Chiefs have opted out of retaining the services of midfielder George Maluleka beyond the expiry of his contract on Tuesday.
Chiefs have announced that Maluleka will be free to move over to Mamelodi Sundowns, with whom he has penned a pre-contract that kicks in as of Wednesday.
'Mido' entered into the final six months of his contract at Naturena in January and, following failed negotiations to have his deal renewed beyond June 30, proceeded to sign with Sundowns.
Though the transfer window does not kick in until after the 2019/20 season reaches its conclusion, which is expected to be in the coming weeks, the 31-year-old will cross the Jukskei River to Chloorkop to be registered as soon as the 2020/21 comes into effect.
The Brazilians, however, have yet to officially confirm the player's signing.
When the current league campaign does eventually resume with training and competition, Maluleka will not be able to feature for his new club but will be allowed to start training and getting acquainted with his new teammates.