Teboho Mokoena has signed a four-and-a-half year contract to join Mamelodi Sundowns and an announcement is imminent, the Siya crew can confirm.
It’s been an open secret that the Bafana Bafana midfielder would potentially leave SuperSport United to join their crosstown Tshwane rivals at some point, having been a key target for the Brazilians for some time now.
According to his agent, Glyn Binkin, Mokoena has signed a new deal to make the switch during the current January transfer window.
“I don’t like to talk about these things, but yes I can confirm that the player agreed terms last week and subsequently put pen to paper. All this is subject to the two clubs agreeing, but I believe an announcement is now imminent,” Binkin told the Siya crew.
Mokoena, who turned 25 on Monday, got an unforgettable birthday gift now that he will make the much talked about switch to the defending DStv Premiership champions in the coming days, Soccer Laduma being informed that the deal is a long-term one.
Indications are that the player agreed to a contract that will run until June 2026 and it’s expected that he will be an integral part of the Sundowns side that will begin their CAF Champions League group stages campaign next month.
The Siya crew reported recently that Downs had initially tabled around R16-million including two players going to SSU.
But Binkin would not be drawn into further discussions, preferring that more details come from either one of the two Tshwane outfits.
It’s a matter of time, though everything points to Mokoena now being a Downs player – this is despite a reported late push from Belgian side Anderlecht for the midfielder.
Kaizer Chiefs were also keen, but have been edged by the Brazilians, who obviously have the financial muscle to have pipped their rivals to the player’s signature.
Downs are also soon welcoming a South American player, check out their previous signings!