How City Overcame Stumbling Block On Lakay

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MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA - august 31:  Lyle Lakay of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Mamelodi Sundowns media open day at Chloorkop on August 31, 2022 in Midrand, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA - august 31: Lyle Lakay of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Mamelodi Sundowns media open day at Chloorkop on August 31, 2022 in Midrand, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
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As first reported by the Siya crew, Cape Town City are closing in on Bafana Bafana international Lyle Lakay, with the Citizens managing to evade a potential stumbling block in their pursuit of the defender.

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Last week, the Siya crew reported on City’s interest in the 31-year-old left-back, which came on the back of Terrence Mashego making the move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Now, the latest news reaching the crew’s desk is that City have made progress in luring Lakay back to the club as a replacement for Mashego, with Siya sources in the know informing the crew how the Cape Town outfit sidestepped a potential stumbling block for the player.

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According to the information made available to the Siya crew, the reigning PSL Defender of the Year’s current package that he is on at Sundowns proved too steep for City to sign him outright, with indications that Lakay is part of the higher earning bracket at Sundowns.

As a result, City have opted to take Lakay on loan for the 2022/23 season, and are set to get the deal done before the transfer window draws to a close on Thursday.

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The Cape Town-born left back has cemented his place in Sundowns defensive unit and was a pivotal member of the club’s memorable domestic treble. Consequently, he was named the ‘Defender of the Season’ at the PSL awards. 

However, this season, he faces stiff competition for a left-back slot from the likes of Aubrey Modiba, Sifiso Ngobeni and now Mashego, who has been added to the Chloorkop outfit’s star-studded squad.

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