Maritzburg United chairperson Farook Kadodia has revealed that Bafana Bafana starlet Bongokuhle Hlongwane is determined to seal a move abroad despite interest from the big three in South Africa.
The young forward has grown leaps and bounds over the past year or so, becoming an integral part of the Maritzburg United team and an important member of the young Bafana Bafana set-up.
Speaking to media, the Maritzburg chairman revealed that the striker is determined to move overseas at the end of the season despite interest from the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
“There is interest but we haven’t confirmed anything yet. Once we are happy and the player is happy [something can happen],” Kadodia said on Tuesday.
“The player is determined to go overseas, to Europe. He doesn’t want to go to a local club.
“It all depends if the offer is right. But whatever we do both parties should be happy, the club and the player.”
“We have had enquiries. Obviously, his representatives would want to do a deal because for the agent there is money in it.
“We wouldn’t like to let the player go until the end of the season. Again, that all depends on the kind of negotiations we are in.”
Kadodia said he could not name Hlongwane’s agent, but said he believed the player is represented by “one guy locally and one guy overseas”.
The young forward now looks destined to leave Maritzburg sooner rather than later, but whether the move abroad will materialise or not only time will tell.
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