Maritzburg United made a late swoop on the final day of the transfer window on Monday, signing Jeremy Brockie on loan from reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Brockie had not featured for Sundowns this season and, according to Maritzburg United football manager Quintin Jetto, the player was more than willing to make a move to KZN, with game time a priority for him. He does, of course, come with a big reputation and a big salary.
In the past it’s been reported that some clubs had turned down the opportunity to take Sundowns players on loan due to the fact that their salaries are so high, while there’s also been cases where clubs have an agreement to share paying a player’s salary. That was during a period Sundowns were able to state in the contract that these players are not allowed to play against them. This has since changed.
“The player is on loan to Maritzburg, so Maritzburg will take on his salary,” Jettoo said.
“Yes, it [loan moves] is always a challenge. I think Sundowns and Maritzburg have a long history, there’s a good relationship between the club. So that type of deals does not really affect us, those obstacles don’t affect us. There’s a good relationship between our chairman [Farook Kadodia] and the president of Sundowns [Patrice Motsepe]. They had a discussion, made an agreement and deal done. We don’t have any problems with loan agreements with Sundowns.”