Why Pitso can't get his transfer targets

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has bemoaned the fact the PSL clubs don’t want to sell players to the Absa Premiership champions. 

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Sundowns have made three signings in the transfer window, bringing in South American Mauricio Affonso, Sammy Seabi and Nyiko Mobbie, who will be loaned out this season.

The Brazilians have shown an interest in Khama Billiat, Aubrey Modiba and Teboho Mokoena, but both Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United are not willing to sell these players.

“You’ve got to bring in people who are at the same level or better. This team can go to the semifinals of the Champions League, this team can win the league. So when you bring players to be in the level, when you look local, I’m not saying we don’t have much, but it’s very difficult,” Mosimane said.

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“When I identify one or two players that I think can be there, the teams are not selling... they are not selling. The players I want, teams don’t sell. They don’t even say ‘put the price’. They are not selling.

“You know, if a player wants to go and he is unhappy, he can go. You can have the contract, but if he wants to go... and there’s an example with Neymar, very good player, but if he wants to go? If we wants to force his way out, he can force his way out. And that applies to me, if a player wants to go, what am I going to do? We’ve got to accept. Players we want, their teams have come back to us and say ‘sorry coach, we are not selling’.”

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