PREMIERSHIP champions Dynamos have offered just $10 000 to buy Monomotapa winger Russel Madamombe.
REPORT BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Madamombe is one of the players registered by Dynamos with the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for next year’s Africa Champions League squad last Saturday although they are still to agree with his club over the transfer fee.
The champions are also still to agree with other clubs on the transfer fees of several players they registered with the continental soccer mother body ahead of their African Champions League campaign.
Dynamos want to sign the players permanently and are reported to be facing problems as some of the clubs were said to be demanding too much money for the release of their players.
On average, Dynamos are said to be prepared to pay a mere $5 000 for most of the players they want to sign permanently.
Monomotapa are however, still to respond to Dynamos’ offer. It is reported the champions officially wrote to Monomotapa on Saturday offering $10 000 for Madamombe after they had been given the green light to register him for the continental club competition.
However, Monomotapa chairman Joseph Mukoki declined to disclose the amount offered by Dynamos for the player, but confirmed they were in receipt of the offer from Dynamos which he said they were still to respond to.
“I can’t disclose the amount put forward by Dynamos. It’s confidential, but we got an offer from them on Saturday and are still to respond to it.
“We had asked them to put forward their offer, but I don’t know what (figure) we will agree on. We had verbally allowed them to register the player, but if we don’t agree, he will remain with us,” said Mukoki.
A source however, said the amount offered by Dynamos for Madamombe was too low and they should be prepared to pay more than double for the player given that he was developed by Monomotapa while he was still doing his primary education.
“It’s unfortunate they (Dynamos) don’t know the history of the player. He was groomed by Monomotapa who spotted him while he was doing Grade 7. They were responsible for his education up to “A” level. He has a one-year contract with Monomotapa and honestly, I don’t see them getting him for that little,” said the source.