Burnley Nears Deal for South African Defender Khuliso Mudau

Khuliso Mudau, a defender for Mamelodi Sundowns, has stated that he would prefer to transfer to the Premier League in light of Burnley‘s alleged interest.

The 28-year-old has been a vital member of his team thus far this season, assisting the Sundowns in their victory over Wydad AC, the formidable Moroccan team, in the African Football League final.

This season, Mudau has appeared in four South African Premier Soccer League games. Mamelodi, on the other hand, has a perfect record in the league after winning eight of their first nine games.

Burnley Nears Deal for South African Defender Khuliso Mudau

The right-back has also made six appearances for his country, South Africa, where he scored his first goal on Saturday in a 2-1 victory over Benin in a CAF World Cup qualifying match.

Mudau will soon be leaving his own country for the first time in his football career, according to South African news source SNL 24.

According to the article, the right-back, who has made 101 appearances for the Sundowns since signing in September 2020, is reportedly of interest to Burnley under Vincent Kompany.

Several possible European suitors have expressed interest in the six-time international due to his form for club and country, even if it is thought that the Clarets have not yet made a formal approach.

Earlier in the international break, Mudau gave an explanation of his willingness to move to Turf Moor and the Premier League to the South African Football Association.

There are rumours here and there, of course, but my attention is on Mamelodi Sundowns, my team. However, I’ll definitely seize the chance to play for Burnley if it presents itself,” Mudau told the media in his home country.

The right-back would team up with fellow countryman Lyle Foster at Burnley. Foster came to Kompany in January after playing for Belgian Pro League team Westerlo.

With three goals in seven games so far this top-flight season, the 23-year-old has been the Clarets’ top scorer. However, the striker is taking a hiatus from football to pursue mental health treatment.

Due to the absence of the former front for the Orlando Pirates, Jay Rodriguez, a veteran of the Premier League, has been playing more recently. He started up front against Arsenal the other week with Zeki Amdouni.

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Burnley has plenty of choices at right-back, with both Vitinho and Connor Roberts capable of playing the position, unlike at left-back, where the lack of Ian Maatsen in the final summer transfer window has left Burnley without a starting option.

On Tuesday afternoon, South Africa will travel to Rwanda for their second World Cup qualifier. If they win, Madau will want to assist the team win again and increase their advantage over section favourites Nigeria to four points.

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