Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

Sundowns to test Kaizer Chiefs resolve with R11 million offer for wantaway star

If you think Kaizer Chiefs have sorted out the future of one of their key stars, then you’ve probably got another thing coming. This saga will drag well into 2023.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

If you think that Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom’s future is sorted, you’ve got another thing coming.

This saga will drag itself into 2023 like a bad smell until the player categorically makes a statement, one way or another. It’s not a fun situation for Amakhosi fans, especially because it’s so hard to separate the fact from the fiction.

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Sundowns to test Kaizer Chiefs resolve

We all know that money isn’t an issue for Mamelodi Sundowns, so it’s normal that they’ll enter the race for one of South African football’s brightest prospects. 22-year-old Blom’s current Kaizer Chiefs contract expires in June 2023.

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Blom is currently valued at R11.5 million. However, an offer significantly lower than that figure would likely be enough to prize him away from Naturena. Could Chiefs insist on getting a Sundowns player as part of the deal? That could certainly offset some of the pain that they may feel when losing a young talent of Blom’s calibre.

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Blom has been likened to Germany and Bayern Munich superstar Joshua Kimmich.

A Kaizer Chiefs midfielder has plenty in common with Joshua Kimmich.
Joshua Kimmich is one of the finest holding midfielders on the planet. An Amakhosi star could do worse than emulating him. Image: FIFA

Where will Blom be playing his football in 2023? It’s anyone’s guess at the moment.

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