Motaung, however, dismissed reports that Amakhosi made a late offer from Chiefs for the Bafana Bafana player.
“We had a discussion with John Comitis [City chairman] and the chairman [Kaizer Motaung] also had a discussion with him. But there were other offers from Turkey, so we didn’t pursue it because there was that option of going to Turkey,” Motaung told SABC Sport.
“There was also the issue of the price tag … And Sundowns were also looking for him. Plus, we did not engage the player to find out if he wants to come and play for us. They opted for Turkey.
“Signing players is not about what Chiefs want, the club must agree to [the deal] and give consent and the player must also agree to leave. Typical example of what happened now [referring to Sundowns’ pursuit of Jeremy Brockie] to a club that people think has the power to buy everybody, clubs refused to sell them their players,” added Motaung.
Manyama is expected to complete his move to Konyaspor this week.
With City and Konyaspor having agreed to a deal, all that is left to do now is for Manyama to undergo a medical and finalise the move.
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