Highlands Park head coach Owen da Gama has revealed that the club have turned down a R10 million offer for their Absa Premiership current top goalscorer.
Da Gama spoke at a post-match conference for the 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns, saying that the Lions of the North are simply not a selling club.
No, there is no chance of us selling Mothobi Mvala. A team offered us R10m and we refused. I can’t divulge the name of the team. Highlands Park is not a selling team. All these players have two years or more on their contracts," Da Gama said.
The former national under 23 coach continued with his explanation that somewhat screamed ‘hands-off.’
"Nobody is going to touch any of these players because we want to achieve something. We can’t keep building for other teams. We did it in the past but now we have to build our team.
"I won’t say Highlands Park is well off after turning down the R10m, but financially we are very sound. The money would have not made a difference.
"Mothobi is a top goal scorer in the league. The eight or 10 points that his goals won us are worth more than R10m to the team. How much is the PSL status?
"His goal return is not disappointing, especially since he missed out on two games against Pirates. If his return is disappointing, then what about Jeremy Brockie? They paid R8m for him. How many has he scored? There are other big and expensive players that are not scoring five goals for their teams.
The 57-year-old coach summarised his statements by revealing that the club is only interested in sending the player abroad.
"The club is actually looking at selling Mvala to an overseas team, not to PSL sides,” concluded Da Gama.
Park kickoff their Nedbank Cup tournament against AmaZulu on Friday.