Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s agent has revealed that his client has attracted interest from Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait but remains committed to his contract with the Glamour Boys.
Akpeyi was brought to Naturena in January 2019 as the club looked for a replacement for the injured Itumeleng Khune, with the other keepers in the club failing to step up.
Akpeyi performed admirably and when the 2019-20 season started and Khune still had not fully recovered, the Nigeria international had the chance to stake a claim for the No 1 spot. That is just what he did as he went on to cement his spot ahead of Khune.
Akpeyi has been one of the standout performears for the Soweto Giants and has attracted interest from abroad, according to his agent Mohammed Lawal.
‘Yes, there is interest in the services of Daniel. I won’t give you the names of the clubs. There’s interest from Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,’ Lawal told IOL.
‘At the moment, it is not about what we are considering. Daniel is a Kaizer Chiefs player.
‘Chiefs recently renewed his contract just in January. So, as it is now, it is not in our hands to decide. These clubs have to talk to Chiefs first and we will take it from there. He extended his contract with two more seasons,’ he said.
Lawal added that while the 33-year-old still has ambitions of playing in Europe, he is dedicated to winning trophies with Chiefs.
‘Obviously when a player is still active, he will always aspire to move abroad. For now, he is not going to move for the sake of moving. At the present moment, he is firmly focused on Chiefs and how he is going to help the club win titles during the duration of his contract,’ concluded Lawal.
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