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12 Jan 2022
10:29 am

Sundowns bonus structure could scupper Maluleka move

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Maluleka might actually see out the rest of the season at Sundowns.

George Maluleka is set to see out his Mamelodi Sundowns contract, according to a source. (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

The possibility of George Maluleka going out on loan is hindered by his performance bonuses, which are stipulated in his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Having not played for the club that much since he joined from Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the start of last season, Maluleka might actually see out the rest of the season at Sundowns where he has been left frustrated in the stands.

“When we talk about the quality of George, there is no doubting it and many teams have shown interest in the player. However, the bonus clause is challenging because one team allegedly refused to get involved in contract agreements between Maluleka and Downs, while Downs are not keen to pay him bonuses when (he is) playing for other teams,” a source revealed.

Meanwhile, the recent signing of Bradley “Surprise” Ralani by Mamelodi Sundowns, who acquired the services of the playmaker from Cape Town City, may be an indication that the Brazilians are increasingly ready to let go of Gaston Sirino.

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However, Phakaaathi has learned that Sirino’s attitude at the club is making them increasingly unwilling to abide by the Uruguayan’s desire to leave.

Sirino has done his best to get in the bad books of the coaches and the club’s management, as he has been pushing for a move away from the club, making his desired destination no secret either.

The Uruguayan attacking wizard wants to reunite with Pitso Mosimane at Al-Ahly and Downs have thus far been having none of it.

Phakaaathi has it on good authority that Sirino’s behaviour at Choorklop has not gone down well.

At times, when the player was missing from the starting line-up, not among the substitutes or even in the stands – it was because Sirino would allegedly miss training.