Stellenbosch CEO confirms Sundowns interest in Jayden Adams

Stellenbosch CEO confirms Sundowns interest in Jayden Adams

Stellenbosch FC CEO Rob Benadie has confirmed interest from Mamelodi Sundowns in midfielder Jayden Adams, but further told SABC Sport there was no formal bid yet from the league champions.

The 23-year-old has been one of the standout players for Stellies during what has been a memorable season that includes winning the Carling Black Label Cup in December and currently favourites to finish runners-up to Sundowns in the DStv Premiership. 

Adams was also part of the Bafana Bafana squad that clinched a bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire earlier this year. 

Coincidentally, Stellies face Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals at the Danie Craven Stadium this afternoon – and the midfielder is again expected to play a big role in trying to help the side from The Winelands reach another cup final. 

Benadie admitted Downs had asked about Adams' availability four months ago.

“The truth is Mamelodi Sundowns made an enquiry in the January window, [and] we informed them he is not available for sale,” the Stellies boss explained. 

Several reports have gone as far as suggesting the Chloorkop outfit has tabled a lucrative bid to get Adams on board next season, however, Benadie disputes any serious developments.

“No further discussions have taken place at all,” he insisted. 

“So yes they are interested in the player. But no offer has been tabled and certainly no deal concluded.” 

Adams has made a total 30 appearances in all competitions for Stellenbosch, scoring three goals and contributed with another eight assists this term. 

He came off the bench twice at the AFCON, with coach Hugo Broos having thrown him in against Namibia in the group stages and Cape Verde in the quarter-finals.

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