By Jafferson Ndhlovu,
Edzai Kasinayo the agent for Mamelodi Sundowns Striker Khama Billiat wants the Brazilians as Sundowns as affectionately called to reduce the buyout clause placed on the Zimbabwean.
Billiat has been in sensational form for the Pretoria based side since moving from Ajax Cape Town a couple seasons ago. Last year he helped Sundowns to win the CAF Champions League and eventually going to represent Africa at annual Fifa Club Championships.
That success did not go unnoticed on the continent as Billiat was amongst the three finalists for the African Player of the Year based in Africa, which was won by club mate and Ugandan national goalkeeper Onyanga.
Billiat is reportedly to have staggering buyout clause of €2.5m (R35.8m) on his contract with Sundowns. That has somewhat deterred suitors from gambling on him.
He is due to sign a new deal at the club and he is so very much willing except he wants the club to go soft on his buyout clause.
His agent has spoken passionately about that.
“Look, Khama is not unhappy at Mamelodi Sundowns. He loves the club and has grown a lot as a player under Pitso Mosimane.” His representative, Kasinauyo said.
“However, Khama is approaching his 27th birthday and we need to make sure that the next contract that he signs is the right one for him and his career. You know that there are clubs who are interested but Sundowns want to keep him. He is considering his options.
“We want to get his future finalised as soon as we can, but we have to make sure that whatever happens, it is the best situation for him personally.”
There have several reports indicating that Billiat could be moving out of Sundowns. Some Egyptians sides and European clubs have been mentioned. And those speculation could start once again as the second and last transfer window of year nears opening.