Mon, 06 Jul 2020

As Mamelodi Sundowns face the possibility of losing Gaston Sirino, club legend Joel Masilela has assured fans that his departure wouldn't be a disaster.

Sirino has been linked with a move to Egyptian side Al Ahly, but Masilela is confident Masandawana will be able to find a suitable replacement for the creative midfielder.

"I think players come and can't stop players from leaving the club. If the likes of Al Ahly come and agree on terms with Sundowns then you can't stop a player," Masilela told Goal.

"Sundowns is a club that doesn't close doors for players if they want better deals in their careers.

"If Sirino wants to leave as well, he can go and we will look for other good players just like we did to bring him here in the PSL."

"Sundowns have lost good players before and it's not something new or a train smash. We've got a solid foundation at Sundowns and a good network of scouts," he added.

"I think if Sirino was to leave, we won't struggle but I don't think he must leave now. I think for me, it's too early for him to leave now. I would like him to stay and finish this season or maybe stay one or two seasons then he can leave."

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