Cape Town - Pitso Mosimane hints that Mamelodi Sundowns are
not able to match Itumeleng Khune’s excessive wage demands.
Throughout the 2014/15 Absa Premiership campaign, Khune has been linked with a move to Chloorkop from Kaizer Chiefs.
Khune's contract expired at the end of June and the former Amakhosi number one has since been training on his own in order to stay fit ahead of the new season despite not having signed for a club as of yet.
In an interview with PowerFM, Mosimane reveals that in order
for the Brazilians to offer Khune a contract the 28-year-old would have to take
a pay cut.
"I believe Khune is the number one keeper in the
country. It's not easy to sign a player. If you want to sign a player, you must
also afford him," said Mosimane.
"I'm not saying we can't afford him but it must be
market related. Look at Elias Pelembe, he had to leave and take a pay cut at
Bidvest Wits. I wish he could have taken the pay cut here.
"It's tough and this is to show that people must play
for their money and it must be market related and South African players must
understand that now. People are being given clearances at big teams and going
to smaller teams for less money."