Talented Striker Lars Veldwijk Wanted by Sundowns in Bold Move

In a surprising turn of events, Mamelodi Sundowns have set their sights on South African international striker Lars Veldwijk, who is currently a free agent following his departure from K-League side FC Suwon.

South Africa international striker Lars Veldwijk is on Mamelodi Sundowns 's radar

South Africa international striker Lars Veldwijk (right) is on Mamelodi Sundowns ‘s radar

The 32-year-old’s prolific goal-scoring record has attracted the attention of Masandwana, who are reportedly eager to add a new dimension to their attacking prowess.

Veldwijk’s journey took an unexpected turn when he terminated his contract with FC Suwon via mutual agreement after a run-in with authorities for driving under the influence in September 2023.

Despite this setback, Sundowns see potential in the seasoned striker, viewing him as a valuable addition to their squad.

According to sources at iDiski Times, Mamelodi Sundowns have officially tabled an offer for Lars Veldwijk. The seven-time capped Bafana Bafana striker, who last featured for the national team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, could provide the much-needed depth to Sundowns’ attacking options.

Peter Shalulile and Lucas Ribeiro Costa have been carrying the bulk of the goal-scoring responsibilities, and Veldwijk’s inclusion aims to ease the burden on the current strike force.

One of the key factors favoring Sundowns in their pursuit of Veldwijk is his eligibility to register as a local player.

With the potential departure of Abubeker Nasir on loan during the current January transfer window, Veldwijk’s arrival could offer a timely solution for the team’s needs in the second half of the season.

The club management seems keen on exploiting this advantage to bolster their squad for the upcoming challenges.

Lars Veldwijk during his time at Forest

Lars Veldwijk during his time at Forest

What Lars Veldwijk can bring to Sundowns

While the interest from both parties is evident, no official agreement has been reached between Mamelodi Sundowns and Lars Veldwijk’s representatives.

The negotiations are still in progress, and fans are eagerly awaiting confirmation of the deal that could see the experienced striker don the yellow and blue jersey.

Having scored 154 goals with 60 assists in 382 games at the club level throughout his career, Lars Veldwijk brings a wealth of experience and goal-scoring prowess to the table.

The former Nottingham Forest striker’s ability to find the back of the net consistently is a testament to his skills and could be a valuable asset for Mamelodi Sundowns in their quest for domestic and continental success.

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