SABC Sport has established Amakhosi will welcome back their former youth product to Naturena at the beginning of the 2023/23 season should all the finer details be ironed out in the coming weeks.
It’s believed the clubs have reached a deal following talks that began in the final hours of the January transfer window even though it did not go through due to time constraints in negotiating a transfer fee.
Mdantsane’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, however, information gathered by SABC Sport reveals City have since exercised his one-year option to avoid losing him on a free contract and being able to sell him to Chiefs.
As things stand, sources indicate the deal is as good as done and that the 28-year-old midfielder will be a Chiefs player next season.
The next leg of this imminent deal is personal terms for Chiefs and the player as well as the clubs signing off the transfer agreement, which can only collapse if there’s a deadlock.
Chiefs were eager to bring Mdantsane on board three months ago, but did not have enough time to smooth over the deal and enter into protracted talks over a figure that would make it worthwhile for City financially.
Mdantsane has been a key player for coach Eric Tinkler this season, with 27 appearances across all competitions, but is now expected to bid them farewell.
Contacted for comment, City chairman John Comitis confirmed Chiefs’ interest in the previous window and denied Amakhosi concluded a deal for July.
“I have spoken about Mdu in the past and yes we had a conversation with Chiefs in December, they had their chance and didn’t take it. The guy still has one more year with us beyond the current season and until such time that something changes I cannot keep talking about Mdu again,” Comitis told SABC Sport on Wednesday.
“He must still play the remainder of the season.”