Zimbabwean top club Caps United has made a $20 000 [about K7.7 million] offer to Mighty Wanderers for their two key players—captain Foster Namwela and enterprising winger Gerald Phiri Jnr.
Should it materialise, it will be the highest transfer fees that a local club stands to get from a foreign deal in the recent past.
According to information obtained by The Nation, the Zimbabwean club made the offer through a letter signed by their director Twine Phiri.
The Zimbabwean team has pledged to make the payment in four instalments with the initial instalment of $8 000 [about K3.1 million] to be paid when the players are signed.
Wanderers chairperson George Chamangwana could not be drawn to confirm the figures, but said in principle, the two clubs have agreed on a deal.
He also conceded that his team is likely to be affected by the departure of key players.
“We cannot block players from prospects of a brighter future and, while we are likely to be affected by their imminent departure, we are also happy for them at the same time because it will create room for other up-and-coming players.
Phiri reiterated that the move is expected to be concluded when his team comes for international friendly matches against the Nomads and Big Bullets next month.
Recently, another top Nomads midfielder Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo signed for a top Mozambican club, Maculmana. Two other key players—Gerald Chimbaka and Innocent Jere—are also on the verge of signing for another Mozambican club while international defender Moses ‘Luba’ Chavula is also linked with a move to the same country.