Mamelodi Sundowns’ Target Revealed
Mamelodi Sundowns Identify Ryan Baartman as Potential Centre-Back Signing
Mamelodi Sundowns, the reigning DStv Premiership champions, are reportedly considering the acquisition of Ryan Baartman, a defender who could add further competition to their center-back ranks next season. The club has a reputation for targeting and investing in high-profile players, but Baartman could signal a change in approach.
Baartman on Sundowns’ Wish-List
Sources close to the club have revealed that Mamelodi Sundowns have added Ryan Baartman to their wish list as they seek to bolster their defense. Despite having several options at center-back, the club’s scouting network continues to search for exceptional talent to bring to the attention of the technical team led by Rulani Mokwena.
Baartman’s Potential Impact
Ryan Baartman, a 25-year-old defender, currently plays for Capetown City in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL). His physicality, aerial ability, and versatility make him an attractive option for Sundowns. Baartman has shown great potential in the PSL, and his acquisition could add depth to Sundowns’ defensive options.
Competition for Centre-Back Spots
Mamelodi Sundowns have several options at center-back, including Ricardo Nascimento, Mosa Lebusa, Brian Onyango, and Grant Kekana. However, the acquisition of Baartman could provide more depth and competition for starting spots. It could also provide Mokwena with different options and tactical flexibility, allowing him to rotate his center-back pairing as necessary.
Sundowns’ Scouting Network
Mamelodi Sundowns have a reputation for investing in high-profile players, such as Peter Shalulile, Kermit Erasmus, and Gastón Sirino. However, the club’s scouting network continues to identify potential talent, even if they don’t have the same profile as some of Sundowns’ other signings. Baartman could be the latest addition to this list, and his signing could demonstrate the club’s commitment to building a sustainable squad.