Coronavirus pandemic hands Mamelodi Sundowns transfer boost in Asante Kotoko midfielder Justice Blay

The coronavirus pandemic could have positive impact on Mamelodi Sundown transfer for Asante Kotoko star midfielder Justice Blay Futball Surgery reveals.

The defensive midfielder has caused escalating eyebrows at Kotoko since joining on loan from Medeama Sporting Club last summer, having been branded as if not one of the best, the best player in the Ghana Premier League this season.

Kotoko are ready to make his loan spell a permanent stay, and have pushed Blay’s parent club Medeama to the negotiation table before suspension from coronavirus hit the Ghana season.

As it stands now, talks between the two Ghana Premier League sides have not materialized leaving the door open for potential suitors to compete for the midfielder’s signature.

While Kotoko have alerted Medeama over resuming negotiations for player’s permanent deal, the Yellow and Mauve have told the GPL record holders to wait until normalization is sought from the coronavirus crisis amid selling the player to abroad club.

Meanwhile, the tough defensive midfielder is on the transfer list of many clubs from Europe and African.

It was revealed last month Premier Soccer League clubs have been tracking the Ghanaian International with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundown rumoured by South African sources to be Blay’s likely destination if he quits the Ghana Premier League.

According to close sources, Downs could beat Chiefs to the signing of Blay- in Brazilians new project to conquer the CAF Champions League next season and only Kotoko could hamper Pitso Mosimane side’s chances of landing the Medeama star.

However, the coronavirus crisis- that have broken talks between Kotoko and Medeama and also coming along with financial stress on clubs- could benefit Downs as they knee entering to out-bid the Ghanaian giants in the race for Justice Blay.

The 25-year midfielder is contracted at Medeama until 2022 and valued $150,000- and Ghanaian clubs affected most by the virus, Medeama may be tempted to linger on this amount which will be difficult for Kotoko to meet this fee.

Though Downs may be affected in similar position, the PSL outfits are reportedly planning to generate funds from cutting down their wage bill to embark on Blay’s transfer.


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