SuperSport boss offers Brockie a 'deal'

2017-09-05 13:15
Jeremy Brockie (Gallo)

Cape Town - SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews accepts Jeremy Brockie will be leaving, but wants him to help the club win some silverware first.

Despite being contracted to Matsatsantsa until 2020, Brockie recently handed the club a transfer request after African champions Mamelodi Sundowns expressed interest.

But SuperSport were not happy about being bullied into parting ways with the free-scoring New Zealand international marksman and prevented the move from happening.

Brockie was left out of the Pretoria club's first leg MTN8 semi-final clash with Maritzburg nine days ago, a 1-1 draw.

Matthews has now called on the 29-year-old to help add silverware to the club's trophy cabinet before being allowed to move on, with SuperSport's blessing.

The Matsatsantsa boss has in mind the MTN8, as well as the CAF Confederation Cup, where Brockie has plundered nine goals.

Both of these will competitions be completed by November, should Matsatsantsa make it to the Confederation Cup final (they are currently through to the last eight).

"I have left the door open for Jeremy, if he performs and we do well as a club, we will send him off in the right way at the right time," Matthews told The Star.

"But we aren't going to be bulldozed, not by Jeremy and not by any other football club. I could hand in a request to my bosses today for a 200 percent increase in my salary and they will send me out of the door. But I still have to go to work tomorrow and be a professional. 

"That's what we expect from Jeremy. We were never looking to sell him in this transfer window after Eric (Tinkler) was appointed as coach and he made it clear that he wants to keep Jeremy.

"One of those two things (winning the MTN8 or Confederation Cup) would have been good enough already.

"If he puts his hand up and he is ready for selection on September 9 (the second leg of the MTN8 semi-finals), he helps us get to the final and he helps us win it, I don't expect to see Jeremy at the club at the end of the season. Maybe even not by the end of the January transfer window."

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