Here is the story: Cassius Mailula’s agent, Karabo Mathang, has confirmed to the media that there is interest on Mamelodi Sundowns’ rising star.
“We have had some interest but nothing we can report on at the moment,” Mathang told KickOff.
“The interest is specifically from France. To be honest, we’ve had few enquiries from France.
“So, the interest is from France but I am not at liberty to share the club’s name. That’s because it is still sensitive. So, at the moment, that’s all I can say.
“But the interest is there and it is from a premier division [Ligue 1] in France. It seems like his name has popped up at more than one club over there.”
The 21-year-old is hot property in Africa at the moment, after scoring sixteen goals in twenty-one matches across all competitions for Mamelodi Sundowns.
With the kind of performances he has been dishing out, an overseas move might not be such a bad idea!
But what do the custodians of the game, football fans that is think of the player and the overseas interest on him?
ThisIsFootball.Africa contributor, Sidwell Hlongwane posed the following question on his Twitter account:
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Is It Too Early For An Overseas Move For Mailula?
And this is what the fans had to say:
@MonyepaoShoes believes it is the right time for the youngster to move overseas.
“I think the time is now. Try him while he’s still fresh and open for learning. If he can handle himself against the likes of Al Ahly ,he can surely handle the pressure,” he replied.
@IrvinMkhabela says even if he was a young boy at 12-years-old, we would recommend Mailula goes abroad!
“Even if he was 12 mina I would recommend him to go.”
@therealabdi_01 thinks going where Mailula would get game time is ideal.
“I think he is mature enough to go overseas at the moment but him and his agent have to go somewhere where game time is guaranteed.”
@DhlomoV stressed the importance of a solid support structure for the 21-year-old should he go abroad.
“Only thing he needs is support from home someone older and wiser that will go with him so he doesn’t get home sick until his married.”
No is the right time for him to go overseas.
Mphela Erasmus benni Steven went to overseas at the age 17
It’s late already; He should be playing there next season
@Nkosina45974389 says Mailula’s agent must guard against the lure of big money, and choose the right club for the player.
No, Agent must not just go for the highest bidder but they must go for the best project suited for Mailula
@Tisetso China Adons
“If that Overseas move will be a team that is gonna improve him, and not just rely on his talent then he can go. But if they just throw him and expect him to perform then he will be another Dolly, Zungu, Tau etc.”
@kagisolekula believes Mailula still needs to gain more experience in Africa.
“Yes the boy needs more CAF experience then after 3 seasons of CAF games he will be ready.”
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While the majority says Mailula should go overseas, others disagree.
@Ayanda_tso thinks Mailula physique might be a challenge.
“He won’t last there!! His physique might be his disadvantage just like it was with Tau and Erasmus.”
He must go n destroy his career out there
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