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Monday Jan 09, 2017. 14:30
Mamelodi Sundowns club president Patrice Motsepe is happy for Keagan Dolly to leave the African champions.
With the much publicised player vs club buyout saga having been concluded, Motsepe addressed the media at a press-conference in Sandton on Monday to shed light as to why the club have not entertained offers from Europe.
Motsepe revealed that it was not the buyout clause that has proved the major hindering point, but rather the interested clubs approach that have left a sour taste in the South African mining magnets mouth.
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“The issue is not even about the buyout clause. It’s the fact that these European clubs want to pay us over 18 months, come on now," Motsepe is quoted as saying.
“It’s unbelievable that when we want to buy a player, we have to pay the full price up front. But they [European clubs] want our players with subsidies. We shouldn't be in the business of subsidising top European clubs.
Motsepe continued: "I would like Dolly to go [to Europe] immediately. It’s in the club's interest to see him reach his dream. You don’t want a player whose heart isn’t there.
“I have no doubt that Dolly will leave soon, we'll never keep any player against his interest but there's a buyout clause [that has to be matched].
“I have to respect the board but if it were up to only me, I would have told Dolly to go for free.”
Olympiakos and Montpellier are the reported front-runners for the 23-year-old's signature with an unnamed English club also chasing the former Ajax Cape Town winger.