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Phakaaathi Reporter
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25 Jul 2017
5:03 pm

Sundowns get cold feet due to hefty price tag on Coetzee

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ajax Cape Town's asking price for wantaway defender Rivaldo Coetzee has left Mamelodi Sundowns looking elsewhere for a centre back.

Bafana's youngest debutant: Rivaldo Coetzee. Pic: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Coetzee has been absent from Ajax’s preseason training, which led some officials at the Urban Warriors to believe he was training with Mamelodi Sundowns.

A source close to the player told Isolezwe Ajax values the player at R30 million.

“Sundowns would like to sign Rivaldo [Coetzee], but they are not prepared to pay R30 million,” said the source.

The Brazilians plan on meeting with Ajax over the transfer to work out a deal that will suit both parties in the coming weeks.

The Bafana Bafana defender has been quoted in the media on several occasions talking about a move away from Ajax to help him grow as a player.