Mamelodi Sundowns have released a statement, confirming that all transfer negotiations regarding Gaston Sirino with Al Ahly have been terminated.
There has been speculation about the Uruguayan for some time now, and while it has been reported that Sirino was interested in making the move, Sundowns have now confirmed they will no longer entertain offers from the Egyptian giants.
The club released a statement on Monday confirming that the two parties were not close to making a deal, so decided to terminate the discussions.
The full statement:
“Mamelodi Sundowns FC today announced that it has terminated discussions with Al Ahly SC as the two clubs are too far from each other on the transfer fee for Gaston Sirino.”
“The good relations between the President of Al Ahly, Mr Mahmoud El Khatib and the President of Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Patrice Motsepe will continue as well as the good relations between Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly but there is no point or purpose in continuing the discussions on Gaston Sirino.”
“Mamelodi Sundowns will continue releasing players to European, African and other football countries like it did for Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly, Bongani Zungu, Ivorian International Siaka Tiéné and other players but the transfer fee must be competitive as Mamelodi Sundowns is consistently paying high and internationally competitive transfer fees for the players that it acquires.”
“Gaston Sirino must now focus on his football and compete for a starting position at Mamelodi Sundowns.”