Wednesday Jul 22, 2020. 12:00
SuperSport United chief Stanley Matthews has revealed that his club is willing to sell star player Aubrey Modiba to cross-town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, but only for a major cash offer.
‘Downs tabled an offer for the versatile 24-year-old back in January which United dismissed. The club is now open to negotiation, but will only accept a sum greater than what was offered in the last transfer window.
“We’ve been in talks with Mamelodi Sundowns. They called us to see if we are open to an offer for Aubrey,” Matthews told Independent Media.
“I did indicate that we will be open to an offer, as long as it will be a substantially improved offer from what they gave us [in the previous window].
“They have stated that they are prepared to make an attractive offer for him.”
Matthews added that SuperSport are not keen on having players added to the offer – only cold, hard cash will convince them to part with Modiba.
“They have offered me a couple of players as part of the deal, and I went back to them and said ‘no’ to those players. It is going to be a pure cash deal,” explained the United boss.
The uncertainty over the future of the suspended PSL season means the potential deal is somewhat up in the air. Matthews said that a return to football would see the move shelved, at least temporarily.
“Until we know if we will play or not, we haven’t pushed the deal. For example, if the league is called off, I’ll push the deal quickly,” he confirmed.
“If I still have six games left and I’m chasing the fourth spot, I don’t want to start negotiations around Aubrey Modiba. We are just sitting in limbo at the moment.”