Sundowns agree 'record transfer'

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Mamelodi Sundowns have agreed a deal to sign Slovakia international striker Pavol Šafranko from Sepsi OSK in a deal worth a reported €700 000 (R12-million).

Šafranko, 26, was linked with Sundowns in February but the club rejected an opening bid in the same region with general director Attila Hadnagy confirming they were reluctant to let the player leave before the end of the season.

But ahead of the Liga 1 UEFA Play-Offs, Sundowns have secured the deal before the upcoming Euro Championship which could have seen his valuation soar during the off-season.

The deal is ranked as the highest-ever transfer for Sepsi, exceeding the €600 000 they received for Ibrahima Tandia when he left for Al Hazem in 2019.

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However, Danish SuperLiga side AB Aalborg, Šafranko's former team is due to receive €200 000 of the transfer fee due to a clause inserted in his contract when he joined the Romanian outfit.

KickOff.com understands the player has agreed a three-year contract with the Brazilians and will arrive in South Africa after Slovakia's participation in the continental showpiece.

The towering striker has scored 15 goals and registered eight assists in 63 games for the Romanian top-flight side since his arrival from Aalborg in August 2019.

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