City In European Talks For Manyama
Cape Town City are in talks with a Turkish club for Lebogang Manyama.
Cape Town City are in talks with a Turkish club for Lebogang Manyama and it seems as though Mamelodi Sundowns could lose out on the 2016/17 PSL Footballer of the Year.
It is no secret that Sundowns are keen on the attacker and while it is believed that the player is keen on signing for the Chloorkop-based side, a move to Europe is on the cards.
Pitso Mosimane would welcome the player to the Downs camp, but it seems City boss, John Comitis, is assessing options abroad and could cash in on a multi-million rand transfer.
The Siya crew revealed earlier in the year that a club in Turkey was tracking Manyama and that City wanted about €1 million (R15.6 million) for his signature. It has since been revealed that talks between the undisclosed Turkish outfit and City have opened and the two clubs are negotiating.
According to a Siya source, the club has been impressed with Manayama, but are battling to agree on a transfer fee for the 26-year-old. Indications are that City are willing to lower their asking price, although this would still be higher than what the Turks are willing to offer.
With Manyama's exit seemingly ever more likely, a determining factor will be the transfer fee City demand.
The Turkish transfer window does close a week later than the PSL's, however, shutting on 8 September, which will allow more time for negotiations, but at this stage a move to Downs cannot be discounted just yet.