What happened with Mamelodi Sundowns striker Etiosa Ighodaro's proposed move to Europe

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Reports emanating from Serbia claimed that there had been an offer of R8,5 million lined up by Partizan Belgrade for Ighodaro after he spent the past season out on loan at the University of Pretoria.

However, that move to the Serbian SuperLiga giants didn’t happen with Ighodaro then loaned out to Chippa.

The 21-year-old made his debut against Royal AM on Wednesday playing 70 minutes before he was replaced by Diego Appollis.

This website has now been informed that Sundowns have chosen to retain Ighodaro in their books due to the plans that they have around him.

It said inquiries and an offer (amount not specified) were made for Ighodaro but were not in line with what the club has planned.

"Sundowns want to have long-term competent cover in every position which is why they are loaning out players that they feel they still need instead of selling them.

"Whatever the offer was, any other club in South Africa could have taken it but not for Sundowns because they are not a selling club," says a source.   

Partizan have since brought in Serbian forward Andrija Pavlovic on a free transfer from Danish club Brondby IF along with another attacker Fousseni Diabate who also came in on a free.

The club’s transfer dealings have been kept on a low to date with the club spending under R6 million on new players.