Kaizer Chiefs willing to break the bank to sign top striker.

 Kaizer Chiefs willing to break the bank to sign top striker.

Kaizer Chiefs willing to break the bank to sign transfer target Khanyisa Mayo!

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to have made another inquiry for the services of long-term target Khanyiso Mayo, with the club willing to pay whatever it takes this time!

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be ready to pull off all stops to sign Khanyisa Mayo from Cape Town City. 

It has been no secret that both Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns were interested in Mayo’s services ahead of this season.

But Mayo opted to sign a long-term contract extension at City, effectively ruling out any chance of a move. Chairman of the club John Comitis even went as far as slapping a whopping R38 million price tag on the player. In the end, that took him out of the range of both Chiefs and Sundowns. The Brazilians are no strangers to paying even upwards of R40 million for players their targets. But in the case of the left-footed wizard, they probably did not feel he was worth that amount.

On the side of Chiefs, their sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr went onto national radio admitting interest in Mayo. Motaung went as far as detailing a conversation he had with Comitis who categorically stated that the player was not for sale. That seems to be where the pursuit ended on both sides, as the player committed himself to the City cause.

Now according to reports, Chiefs are not in the mood to give up on Mayo and have planned another pursuit.

CHIEFS TO BREAK THE BANK FOR MAYO?

“Chiefs have made another inquiry with Cape Town City about Khanyisa (Mayo). They really want him for next season. They couldn’t get him at the start of the season but now they want to pull all stops. Of course it won’t be easy because the Citizens have their own price tag on the player. But they will cross that bridge when they reach there. For now, it is to make sure they have inquired (about the player’s services) using the right channels,” said one source on the matter.

A second source says Chiefs don’t see the huge figure of R36 million for Mayo as a problem.

“Yes, that is the price that the City boss said. But Chiefs believe if the player moves locally then the price would be negotiated. It won’t be easy because there is interest overseas but Chiefs are determined that they will discuss and talk to City about the player and see if he can join them next season,” said the source.

Chiefs aren’t known to pay exorbitant fees for one player, so it remains to be seen what they do for Mayo.

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