PSL top dogs battle it out for SuperSport United star

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PSL top dogs battle it out for SuperSport United star – latest

PSL top three giants vie for the coveted SuperSport United star, as transfer saga intensifies. Who will get his signature? Find out.

PSL top dogs battle it out for SuperSport United star

SuperSport United stars launching the new Huawei nova series in March 2024 Image via @SuperSportUnited on X

PSL top dogs Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, and Kaizer Chiefs are locked in a fierce battle. And it’s a pursuit to secure the services of a highly sought-after SuperSport United defender.

PSL giants: The most wanted defender in South African Football 

At just 23 years old, Kegan Johannes has emerged as a prime target for the top three PSL clubs, each vying to bolster their ranks for the upcoming season. While initially targeted by Pirates as previously reported. Their rivals, Sundowns, have now thrown their hat into the ring, according to Soccer Laduma. They have expressed a keen interest in the South African youth international.

Despite denials from Johannes’ camp regarding links with the Soweto giants, insider reports reveal that Sundowns have entered the fray. Recognizing the young player’s potential to make a significant impact on the field.

Johannes has also signed a new contract extension with SuperSport United. The defender has agreed to stay with the club for another two years, with the option to remain until 2026. But it is not seen as a stumbling block at the moment.  

PSL: Who will secure his signature?

Although reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns aren’t in dire need of a right back. They are keen to follow the blueprint that saw them nurture talents like Zuko Mdunyelwa. With an aim to groom Johannes as an understudy to senior defenders such as Khuliso Mudau. Furthermore, Johannes’ versatility as a defender adds another dimension to Sundowns’ defensive options.

Orlando Pirates, on the other hand, have been vocal about their struggles to find consistency in the right-back position. With recent injuries sidelining key players like Thabiso Lebitso recently. The club has had to rely on makeshift solutions while awaiting their recovery.

Monare replacement ever ready 

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates are gearing up for the departure of Thabang Monare at the end of the season. Rather than seeking external reinforcements, the club is poised to place their trust in Siphelo Baloni. He would have to step up and fill the void left by the departing Bafana Bafana international. Baloni, 24, has gradually acclimated to the top flight since his move from All Stars FC, showcasing his potential across 11 appearances in various competitions. Monare however is reportedly not short of suitors as clubs fight for his signature. 

With the transfer window looming, all eyes are on Johannes and the unfolding drama surrounding his potential move to one of the PSL giants. Stay tuned for further updates as the race for his signature heats up in the coming weeks.