Kaizer Chiefs table R3 million for Spurs star
Do Kaizer Chiefs fans expect some more signings? Do you want some more? Just a look at Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates squads and the answer should be yes.
So, what’s the latest on Cape Town Spurs ‘ 20-year-old left-footed central defender Rushwin Dortley ?
It seems like Amakhosi have signed and sealed harder deals such as Ashley Du Preez and Yusuf Maart , yet Dortley has not yet appeared at Naturena smiling with the love and peace salute.
Firstly, what is special about left-footed central defenders? Well, they make it so much easier to play out from the back. An example is a pass from the right-sided central defender to the left-footer, there is no need to turn in order to move the ball up the left flank, the left-footed central defender just opens their body to continue the play.
This is essential in protecting the ball and moving it fast. It’s even better if the footballer is 20 and trained at a high-standard academy like Cape Town Spurs (formerly called Ajax Cape Town).
Dortley is most likely to end up furious if he remains at Spurs after hot links with Chiefs and an unnamed team in Europe.
But back to Dortely, what is the issue with the move to Naturena?
According to the latest report, the Glamour Boys have tabled an offer that is acceptable but the issue is with how the payments will be made. It is presumed that Chiefs are certainly unable to pay the full R3 million at this moment.
“Kaizer Chiefs could lose out on the signing of versatile defender Rushwin Dortley…” Soccer Laduma reported in their latest issue .
“It emerged that there was a snag in the payment plan agreement between Amakhosi and the player’s parent club, Cape Town Spurs.
“The Naturena-based outfit have finally tabled an offer believed to be in the region of R3 million…
“Indications are that the two clubs have so far not been able to agree on a payment plan on the fee that was agreed on in principle,” the report added.
Meanwhile, Dortley is now focused on making the final squad that will represent South Africa in the 2022 COSAFA Cup in July, where his value could increase.