Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Ricardo Nascimento, is reportedly only on a short-term deal with the reigning Premiership champions.
The Brazilian joined the Chloorkop-based outfit in the off-season after previously spending the majority of his career with a number of clubs in Brazil.
The 29-year-old has already begun to feature regularly under Pitso Mosimane, and appears to already be striking up a solid partnership with the likes of Thabo Nthethe and Wayne Arendse.
Nonetheless, Nascimento only has a deal which runs until the end of the 2016/17 campaign, although the club have an option to re-sign him for another year thereafter.
It had been previously reported in the media that the player had signed a three-year deal with Downs, although this has since been proved to be incorrect.
A source told Soccer Laduma: "He signed one-year plus an extra (one year) as an option."
The former Academica centre-back was in the side that lost 3-0 against Bidvest Wits in the recent MTN8 final.