SuperSport close to signing Lyle Lakay from Sundowns

SuperSport close to signing Lyle Lakay from Sundowns

SABC Sport can reveal SuperSport United are close to agreeing on another deal with Mamelodi Sundowns for the services of left-back Lyle Lakay.

The public broadcaster reported in June that the 2021/22 Defender of the Season would be offloaded by the Brazilians as he returned to the club following a brief spell with Cape Town City. 

Lakay was called up to the Bafana Bafana squad for the COSAFA Cup last month and confirmed he was told he would not be in Downs’ plans as they jetted off for pre-season in Holland. 

According to information gathered by SABC Sport through impeccable sources, their Tshwane rivals SuperSport are on the verge of signing the player who turns 32 this month. Although it’s not clear whether the move is a loan deal agreement or a permanent transfer. 

Sundowns and their neighbours have been doing a lot of business during this transfer window alone; winger Thapelo Maseko moved to Chloorkop, while midfielder Grant Magerman’s loan move became permanent and striker Etiosa Ighodaro is a SuperSport player for this campaign.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) season kicks off tonight with Downs beginning their DStv Premiership title defence against Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, a venue that will also host SuperSport and Richards Bay the following day. 

Lakay was signed by Downs in 2018 from City, but surprisingly fell down the pecking order and subsequently loaned out to his former club. 

But the Mother City outfit argued they would not be able to afford his salary if he stayed on, forcing the return to Sundowns. 

It’s now expected he will join SuperSport to beef up coach Gavin Hunt’s to compete for the left-back position alongside club captain Onismor Bhasera and newly signed Zimbabwe international Ronald Pfumbidzai.