Cape Town - Cape Town City owner John Comitis admits star player Aubrey Ngoma wants to return to Gauteng but he won't be bullied into a January transfer.
Mamelodi Sundowns are known admirers of the Bafana Bafana left-winger and were reported in the off-season for allegedly 'tapping-up' Ngoma with contract negotiations without the consent of the Citizens.
And despite missing most of the new season with a knee injury, the left-winger is still considered one of the Premiership's finest talents.
“We will sit down with Aubrey during the break and see what the opportunities are for him. At the end of the day, as a club we need to make sure if somebody goes, we are able to carry on without him,” Comitis told The Ultimate Sport Show.
“We have been trying to nurse Aubrey back into recovery. We knew from the outside when he came to Cape Town that he wants to be back in Johannesburg at some point.
“So it’s no surprise to us, and we have been trying to see how we can satisfy him to stay longer with us. Inevitably, we have to have happy players."
Head coach Benni McCarthy weighed in on the transfer saga by claiming he's not surprised by the interest in the former Orlando Pirates man.
"It's normal, anyone would like to sign a player who gives them a lot of headaches. I understand," McCarthy told IOL. "If I was in the Yellow Submarine’s (Sundowns) shoes, I would also want to have Aubrey on my side because he is a rare talent that we have in South Africa."