Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is bracing himself for the exit of star midfielder Bongani Zungu after Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes tabled an offer for the 22-year-old.
Guimaraes, who finished fifth in last season's Primeira Liga, are awaiting a response from Sundowns officials after reportedly tabling a €400 000 bid [R6m] for the attacking midfielder after he recently rejected a new three-year deal with the Brazilians.
Mosimane confirmed the reports in the Sunday World, but reiterated his desire to keep Zungu at the club; "He is still focused, you can see it in his game and we would like to keep him longer.
"This is his third year and we still believe it was a very good decision to exchange Buhle Mkhwanazi for Zungu at AmaTuks. He won the league with us in his first year.
"The boy wants to play in Europe. I have played in Europe and I can't tell him not to go, but I just believe he should stay one more year at Sundowns.
"He's only 22, was at the Nations Cup with Bafana, works hard, can distribute well and has got the height.
"If he stays one more year, he will be the real product, but that's not up to me because he will turn around and say 'but coach you went to Europe', which is a fair argument."