Egyptian giants Al Ahly are reportedly turned their attention to Mamelodi Sundowns forward Peter Shalulile after failing to snap up his teammate Gastón Sirino, Felele247.com.ng understands.
According to Kingfut, Sirino was heavily linked with a transfer to Al Ahly for months as the player desired a reunion with former head coach Pitso Mosimane.
Despite the Uruguayan publicly expressing his desire to join the Red Devils, talks between both clubs fell through and the move never came to fruition.
Having cooled their interest in Sirino, Al Ahly are reportedly contemplating a move for his teammate Peter Shalulile after impressing this season.
The Namibia international striker had only joined The Brazilians last September from Highlands Park and has been a key figure for them by scoring 14 goals while providing six assists in 25 games.
Shalulile was also the South African top scorer last season during his time with Highlands Park with 16 goals to his name despite his former club finishing ninth.
Meanwhile, Pitso Mosimane’s team have really lacked goals among their strikers this season and the team is crying out for a top level striker.
Aside from Mohamed Sherif, who scored six times this season, each of Walter Bwalya, Salah Mohsen, and Marwan Mohsen have only three goals in 33 games among them.
So it is not surprising that the Red Devils are in search of a recognised centre-forward; however, it will probably be difficult for them to convince Sundowns with the transfer.
It’s not the first time Peter Shalulile is linked with a move to Egypt as before his move to Sundowns, his ex-coach Owen Da Gama an unnamed Egyptian club showed interest in signing him.
But in case he comes to Cairo, Shalulile will become the first-ever Namibian in the history of the club and will be the only second alongside Benson Shilongo of Ismaily.