Watch Sundowns explain why they signed star from Argentina video

A poster of Esquivel: Image via Facebook at Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Sundowns explain why they signed star from Argentina

Mamelodi Sundowns have unveiled their latest acquisition from Argentina with an explanation on the reasons behind the new catch Esquivel.

Watch Sundowns explain why they signed star from Argentina video

A poster of Esquivel: Image via Facebook at Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Mamelodi Sundowns have explained why they travel far and wide to scout for players such as Matías Esquivel. The DStv Premiership giants said this after unveiling their new signing from Argentina. The 24-year-old has joined the South African giants on a four-year-and-half contract from Club Atletico Lanus FC.

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The Tshwane side has since explained why they travel across the world to sign quality players. Sundown’s media team hinted at their recruitment strategy through a promotional video welcoming Esquivel. The video shows a man clad in the club’s yellow jersey welcoming the former Lanus FC star.

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Sundowns and their quest to dominate with signing of Esquivel

“Masandawana let’s welcome Matías Esquivel to the home of champions!” a translated version of the text of the video reads on Mamelodi Sundowns FC Facebook page. “Masandawana the man we have been waiting for is here.” The video then captures the man explaining what it means to play for the 16-time PSL champions. It adds: “My friend, this is football. We take it very seriously. That is why we travel around the world to find the best players to elevate us from here…. We want to dominate and win everything.”

What the new signing side after joining the PSL giants

“We know that social media will be abuzz after this announcement. Whether you do good or bad they will always say something. We don’t concern ourselves with such. Even this player gets the assignment. That is why he is here.” The Argentine Esquivel has since expressed his happiness to join Mzansi giants, saying “I am proud to be yellow.”

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The player, who is popularly known as Chino, scored seven goals in 95 appearances across all competitions for Lanus FC. The Argentinian side has since inserted a clause in Esquivel’s contract. The clause, according to reports, indicates that Lanus FC will be entitled to a 10 percent cut in the event of the player being sold to another team.

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Bracing for competition in a star-studded side

Esquivel will compete for positions in Sundowns’ squad which is endowed with talent such as Sipho Mbule, Lebohang Maboe, Themba Zwane and Rivaldo Coetzee. The Argentine has joined a growing list of South Americans at Sundowns such as Gaston Sirino, Marcello Allende, Junior Mendieta and Lucas Ribiero.

The PSL side is on course to defend the DStv Premiership title in addition to the other silverware on the domestic scene. Sundowns won the African Football League after beating Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the final last year.