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Still No Signature On Sundowns’ Striker Contract, Chiefs Watching?

Still No Signature On Mamelodi Sundowns’ Striker Contract, Kaizer Chiefs Watching?

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 07, 2017 09:52 AM

A Mamelodi Sundowns striker has entered into the last year of his contract with the Brazilians, while there is still no signature on the player’s new deal.

Masandawana offered Leonardo Castro a new and improved deal that would see his stay extended until, at least, 2020.

Castro’s existing deal is set to expire at the end of the 2017/18 season, while the player is yet to make a decision about whether or not he will be committing his future to the CAF Champions League winners.

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The player’s representative confirmed to Soccer Laduma last year that the reason why the player has still not signed the new contract which he agreed to in principle, was so that he could see if his family would be able to adapt to the new country before making a long-term decision. 

“He also had an improved offer from Sundowns to extend his contract until 2020 but Castro decided to put it on hold until he can see if his family can adapt to the country,” Joao Betancourt told Soccer Laduma last year.

However, months later, indications are that the player is still unsure about his future at the Chloorkop-based club.

It was reported in January this year by two different Siya sources that Kaizer Chiefs were assessing the possibility of adding the Colombian striker to their books in the near future. However, Amakhosi subsequently acquired the signing Venezuelan striker, Gustavo Paez.  Although, having being linked to the player in the past, the Soweto giants will in no doubt be watching the player’s situation as he enters the last 12 months of his contract. 

Read: Weekly Siya Wrap

Castro has struggled to regain consistent form for the Brazilians, after recovering from an injury and also following the departure of Keagan Dolly, altering the formidable link up play in Sundowns' attacking department.

 

Now, it remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old will put pen to paper on his new contract. As it stands, Castro will be able to sign a pre-contract with any interested suitor in January next year and Masandawana could potentially lose him on a free when his deal comes to an end on June 30, 2018.

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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA Jul 08, 2017 08:37 AM
Actuall sundowns dont have any use of oneway striker, our system dont fit such players you can name them from ndhlela. rogers, manqele, mashigo,khanyeza etc
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lefeu wa le downs Jul 08, 2017 07:49 AM
It happened with torrealba but he ddnt make it at chiefs let him go there. Players come and players go
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fisto vs starless trophyless donkeys Joined: 16 May 2017
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fisto vs starless trophyless donkeys Jul 08, 2017 05:52 AM
Bye bye Castro if you like
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Matayitayi Jul 07, 2017 10:27 PM
He can go
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Phikza Jul 07, 2017 06:11 PM
It would be great to see him play for Khosi Nation...
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Sthenjwa Jul 07, 2017 03:24 PM
Castro would perfectly fit in Chiefs playing system as chiefs enters in the 18 area box most of times, castro sits deep inside the box and score goals from set pieces,6 yards attack n transitional attack which is the powerful attacking system for chiefs bt knowing chiefs I doubt they can afford his salary demand.
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Carder305 Jul 07, 2017 01:41 PM
Should chiefs take this guy, will have a an awesome chiefs to watch come,
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Siya-Crew Rebound Jul 07, 2017 01:35 PM
Cow.let him go
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indidane Jul 07, 2017 01:14 PM
Let him go & Collect his pension @ Zebras
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Dr-barnes Jul 07, 2017 01:08 PM
the zebies won't afford him unless he is ready to. take a pay cut
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hoji Jul 07, 2017 12:49 PM
He aint as wow as billiat n dolly made him out to look.. A work horse.. But zakri is provung more effective.. N that boy frm mdc is ready.. Tau is a syriker so we r sorted... He can go n get his pension at zevra force village!!!
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33BILLIAT Jul 07, 2017 12:46 PM
We r done with dey can take him same story with torealba.he is finished we hav lion n manyama is knocking
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sakhile KaboPhefeni Jul 07, 2017 12:38 PM
Yeeeerrrrr where is my Free Agent Fc To take him free
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RPK WHAT Jul 07, 2017 12:30 PM
AS VITA CHIEFS WE'LL BE KISSING CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOODBYE ON SUNDAY@19:h00s,THAT MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FOR YOU
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RPK WHAT Jul 07, 2017 12:28 PM
THIS MASIMBENJA BLOGGER IS HURT ABOUT SOUNDOWNS SUCCESS,WE UNDERSTAND HIS DRUG INFLUENCE OF BLOGGING
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malakza Jul 07, 2017 12:16 PM
Cowditor stop being stupid gv us news n stop u obsession with Chiefs.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) Jul 07, 2017 12:11 PM
Trying to cheer us up Cowditor? Listen we know that Castro is happy at Msunudunu all he is waiting for is to relocate with his family and continue with Masendewana Backdoor fc.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) Jul 07, 2017 12:09 PM
The reason has been made clear here, Castro agreed his contract in principle all what is remaining is for his family to see if they can cope with SA. So the issue of Chiefs and other speculations are very much untrue. You can mislead Swinedowns bloggers and 6 Rats bloggers not Khosi nation.
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JingleBells Mosimane Jul 07, 2017 12:04 PM
Castro can go if he wants to go
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chaledi Jul 07, 2017 12:04 PM
He can go but Free agents FC cannot afford him

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