Have Mamelodi Sundowns completed their first major signing of the January transfer window?
According to reports emerging from Bolivia, the Brazilians have sensationally completed the signing of midfielder Erwin Mario Saavedra Flores from Bolivar.
Mamelodi Sundowns have forked out a staggering R18 Million for the highly talented midfielder if the reports are anything to go by!
Video: Mamelodi Sundowns reported new signing in action
The 25-year-old right midfielder who can also play as a right-back has featured 93 times for Bolivar since joining the club in 2018. Take a look at him in action below
He has 23 goals and 20 assists in 93 appearances and will likely provide Mamelodi Sundowns with even further depth on the right hand side. According to reports, the Brazilians have forked out a record R18 Million to land the South American star.
Is Saavedra the â€˜bigâ€™ signing?
â€œEvery window there is work to be done. I think we are very close to concluding one transfer, incoming,â€ Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena said late last year.
â€œWe are very close, but I am tight-lipped on that one. The club will release a statement. We are close to signing a player who will be very important for us this season and we felt that we needed a bit more cover with regards to a specific position.
â€œMamelodi Sundowns donâ€™t have that type of profile, and an interesting profile. Hopefully, we can still strengthen with one or two others, but we wonâ€™t be doing too much business in this January transfer window. Maybe one or two to go out on loan.â€
According to further reports by FarPost, an official announcement regarding the sensational transfer will be made by Bolivar in the coming days.