Former SuperSport United captain Dean Furman has officially joined English League Two side Carlisle United.
The English side confirmed the signing of the Bafana Bafana midfielder on Friday after he put pen to paper on a one=year contract, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Furman has joined Carlisle as a free agent after he parted ways with SuperSport, for who he made 155 appearances across all competitions, while assisting one and scoring five goals in the process.
During his stint in South Africa, Furman managed to lift one MTN8 trophy during the 2017-18 camapgin, while securing back-to-back Nedbank Cup titles from 2015-16 to 2016-17.
Carlisle manager Chris Beech told his club’s official website: ‘This one could work out to be an excellent signing for us, and I’m delighted we’ve managed to do it.
‘I was aware of Dean when he moved to Oldham from Rangers years ago. As a young player he made a real impact and subsequently moved into the Championship with Doncaster.
‘He’s such an intelligent footballer, with the ability to dictate a game – his retain and regain of the ball is exceptional and he adds leadership and maturity into that area of the pitch, when it’s needed.
‘Dean will one hundred percent help to improve our other midfield players through the application of his work, and that’s a huge plus for me. We’ve got some real talent in the building and I’m excited to see that progress.”
‘He’s been playing his football in South Africa but had a desire to come back to the UK to raise his family,’ he added. ‘Whilst there were lucrative offers for him on the table to go abroad again, he’s foregone that to buy into our journey, and he’s another that wants to be successful.
‘Dean’s on the older side of players we’ve recruited this summer at 32, with it typically being the young energy we’ve gone for, but nevertheless he’s one that’s in fantastic shape, super fit, and usually tops the stats in terms of distances covered in training, game retains and regains during the time he’s been with us.
‘He’s a great pro with a great attitude, and I’m looking forward to him making us even better.’
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