Mamelodi Sundowns are reportedly willing to spend big this winter in order to secure their main transfer targets, with Stellenbosch star Junior Mendieta said to be high on their list to replace Haashim Domingo.

According to SABC Sport, talks between Mendieta’s representatives and the DStv Premiership champions are underway. It is understood that Sundowns are keen on the 29-year-old man and are willing to pay a lot of money to secure his services.

MAMELODI SUNDOWNS TARGET JUNIOR MENDIETA

The report suggests that Mendieta has been identified as the star player to replace the outgoing attacking midfielder Haashim Domingo who is currently a free agent.

Junior Mendieta as target for Mamelodi Sundowns to replace Haashim Domingo
Haashim Domingo

HAASHIM DOMINGO LEAVES MASANDAWANA

The public broadcaster has reported this week that Domingo, 27 is on his way out from Chloorkop as the two parties couldn’t agree on signing a new deal and the Tshwane giants have already identified his replacement.

Mendieta is also linked to Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. But coach Rulani Mokwena’s side seems to have got up ahead of the two giants to secure the star’s signature.

Mendieta joined Stellenbosch in July 2020 from Argentine Club Atlético Lanús, but was loaned out back to Lanus. He then returned to the Cape Town club a year later in the 2021/2022 season.

The Argentinean star has since established himself as one of the best players in the DStv Premiership. In the past season, Mendieta has scored nine goals, assisted eight times. He was nominated for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) midfielder of the season.

By Clifton Mabasa