Absa Premiership

Sundowns reject offers for Castro

2016-11-26 15:41
Leonardo Castro (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly rebuffed advances from unnamed clubs in Albania and Egypt for the services of forward Leonardo Castro.

The Colombian striker was hugely influential in Sundowns' 2015/16 title success and also played a major role in helping the club win the CAF Champions League recently.

It perhaps then comes as no surprise that the 27-year-old is such a wanted man from some top clubs abroad. The Bogota-born star has fired in 14 goals in total for the Brazilians.

Nonetheless, the player's agent, Joao Betancourt, confirmed that offers had been turned down by Masandawana's management.

He told Soccer Laduma: "A player like Castro is probably the target for many clubs, but at the moment we've only had offers from Egypt and Albania.

"Those offers were turned down by Sundowns, as Leo still has one more year with the club and finishes his contract in June 2018."

The player recently returned to action for the Pitso Mosimane-coached outfit after recovering from a serious ankle injury he had earlier picked up.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  leonardo castro  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.