Downs scoff at R5m Xulu deal

2012-08-23 11:07
Siyanda Xulu (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Siyanda Xulu’s agent has confirmed that the defender will be staying at Mamelodi Sundowns after the club turned down a final bid from Russian club, FC Rostov.

The Siya crew reported earlier this month that Downs had rejected a €400 000 (R4 million) offer from the Russians and that The Brazilians were looking for more from Rostov.

However, despite the Russian side coming back with an offer believed to be in the region of around R5 million for the 20-year-old, the final bid has been rejected and Xulu will remain at Chloorkop.

The player’s agent, Paul Mitchell, told the Siya crew, “I can confirm that three offers have been rejected, and now the final offer has been rejected by Mamelodi Sundowns. It’s very disappointing for the player, but he’s a Sundowns player and they’ve got a valuation in their mind.

“However, unfortunately the local market is not conducive to the European market.  As always, Siyanda will continue to give his all for Sundowns and also Bafana Bafana if given the chance.”

It remains to be seen whether Xulu will get the opportunity to impress in a Sundowns shirt this season, or whether he will spend more time languishing on their bench.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks must be 'more clinical' in quarters
Scotland braced for game of their lives
Lancaster: Rebuilding morale is tough
Lood is a tackling machine
17 October 2015
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
Wits v Jomo Cosmos, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Black Aces, FNB Stadium 20:15
18 October 2015
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Moruleng Stadium 15:30
20 October 2015
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Jomo Cosmos v Kaizer Chiefs, Olen Park 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.