Kaizer Chiefs are about to take a second bite at Cape Town City star, Mduduzi Mdantsane, a close ThisIsFootball.Africa source has revealed to Mr Scoops.
So let us catch up to what has happened since we first reported the news on deadline day about Mdantsane to Chiefs.
The Citizen in question was said to be keen on a move away from Cape Town and City are a club that capitalises on selling players for the right price.
The deal was as good as done until Chiefs called the deal off at the last minute due to the fee Cape Town City wanted, which we first reported too.
Chiefs thought he would be on a free, only to learn that City had a year option on his contract and they would have to pay a transfer fee to get his signature.
Amakhosi were not the only club interested as several clubs were thinking of bringing him in but no official offer was made by others.
The latest is that Chairman John Comitis has said that they have spoken with the player a few days back and indicated that they would want to give him a three-year deal unless someone comes in and buys him at the right price.
Mdu recently scored his first goal of the season in his 100th appearance for the Blue and Yellow against Maritzburg United in order to rekindle the form that attracted the Glamour Boys in the first place.
What we also know is that the former Baroka FC creative midfielder is on high wages at Hartleyvale, and because of this they want to sell him but they will not let him leave on a free. That’s why they took up the one-year option in order to make a positive sale possible.
The plan going forward for Cape Town City is to sell the player at the end of the season at a fair price as he is only on a one-year option and this will alleviate the wage bill.
As it stands, Mduduzi Mdantsane is available but if no one makes an official bid then Comitis is apparently willing to give him a new three-year contract. This will either fend off Chiefs and other potential suitors or force interested parties to pay way more than the initial price.
So Kaizer Chiefs will have to make a decision fast in order to avoid disappointment again.