Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has responded to recent reports linking Kaizer Chiefs winger Khama Billiat with a return to Chloorkop.
Recent reports suggested that Mosimane was working around the clock to lure his former talisman back to the reigning PSL champions after the Zimbabwean international jumped ship to join rivals Amakhosi in June 2018.
Speaking at the Absa Premiership launch event in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon, ‘Jingles’ responded to the reports, highlighting that regardless of the procedures that need to be taken before a player can move to another team, fact remains that “everybody has a price”.
“I should be very careful on this issue. I need to respect Kaizer Chiefs, it’s a big institution, and the league will fine me. If they complain to the league, they will fine me of poaching their players. We need to respect that,” Mosimane said, as quoted by KickOff.com
“If we want Khama, what do we need to do? We speak to Kaizer Chiefs, club to club…you know the story. And then they will tell us ‘we are selling, we are not selling’. Sometimes you don’t sell, even [Lionel] Messi has got a price, let’s be honest. I think if somebody comes and says they are giving me $1 million net a month, I think we are gone coach right?”
“Everybody has a price. Even my players have a price. We can say that we don’t have a price, but everybody has. But I can’t talk about it because he belongs to Kaizer Chiefs. If we want to talk, we will go to Kaizer Chiefs. We need to give them respect. Once I speak about players contracted to them, they will report me to PSL, ” Mosimane added.
The Brazilians open their Absa Premiership title defence in the Tshwane Derby against SuperSport United on Saturday, August 3.