Absa Premiership

Pitso hints at Khune pay cut

2015-07-20 10:32
Itumeleng Khune is waiting.PHOTO: Gallo Images

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."

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