Kaizer Chiefs Breaks Their Silence Over Mokoena’s Transfer Saga.
If Teboho Mokoena’s transfer from SuperSport United to Naturena was unsuccessful, Kaizer Chiefs have stated that they did not “take the conversation further,” as the player’s agent Glyn Binkin has claimed.
As reported by TimesLIVE on Friday, Mokoena has agreed terms to join Mamelodi Sundowns, with SuperSport and Downs to agree on a transfer fee.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder, who turned 25 on Monday, is expected to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with Chloorkop, according to reports.
On Tuesday evening, Binkin told Thomas Mlambo’s The Ultimate Sports Show on Metro FM that other South African clubs, including Chiefs, were interested in signing Mokoena during the January transfer window.
“There was interest, particularly from Kaizer Chiefs, but I believe they did not pursue SuperSport further.”
“”I believe there was an initial discussion that was not pursued further,” Binkin said.
“I believe he would have been able to agree terms on that side as well from a player’s perspective.”
“Sundowns, on the other hand, were able to manage expectations on both sides of the table [with the player and the selling club], which made things a lot easier.”
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According to Chiefs’ communications manager Vina Maphosa, just because negotiations for Mokoena to join Amakhosi failed does not mean the Soweto giants did not pursue them, and if they did break the agreement, they would have had reasons.
Maphosa initially stated, “The club cannot comment on what Glyn Binkin is saying.”
“Thomas was called in for an interview. The player in question does not currently play for Kaizer Chiefs. I’m not allowed to speak about him.
“What Glyn said is what he is saying from the club’s perspective, and we have nothing to say about it.”
“However, when we engage in negotiations with anyone, we assume that the negotiations will take place within that space and in good faith, rather than for anyone to go out and paint the discussions in the way you are asking me to paint them.”
“Discussions took place, and that’s what it is.
“If I come to you and talk with you and then we come to an agreement at a certain point, that point is the end.” That isn’t to say it didn’t go any further.
“It’s possible that we retreated back to our base camp from where the discussions were taking place to assess how they were going.”
“What if we go back to him [Binkin] tomorrow and tell him we want to continue?”
“Did he say anything about deadlines?” That is the stumbling block. What he said isn’t indicative of where we left him.”
Teboho Mokoena, a hot Chiefs target, has ‘agreed terms with Sundowns,’ according to SuperSport.
Teboho Mokoena, a SuperSport United midfielder, has agreed personal terms to join Mamelodi Sundowns, with the two clubs in advanced talks about a…
Mlambo was told by Binkin that Anderlecht, a Belgian club, had expressed interest in Mokoena but had not entered the race to sign him.
In the current economic climate, selling players to Europe, according to Binkin, is difficult.
“Anderlecht did not make an offer. “My European colleagues spoke with Anderlecht, and they like the player, but he’s not their top target,” Binkin said.
“They described their target as a’recovering 6′, which would be a big, strong player like Yaya Toure or William Carvalho, and Teboho doesn’t fit that mold.”
“We decided to look at what was available locally and potentially in North Africa because there was some interest from Egypt in this window because there haven’t been any international offers.”
Mokoena “has agreed terms with the buying club, Sundowns, and I’d like to believe talks are at an advanced stage,” according to Binkin.
“I believe the parties have had excellent discussions over the last few weeks, and I am confident that a transaction will be completed.”
Mokoena still wants to play in Europe, according to Binkin, if he signs with Sundowns, where he should be able to compete regularly in the Caf Champions League’s advanced stages.