Absa Premiership

Baxter remains mum on Chiefs raid

2015-06-23 08:34
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is reportedly preparing a transfer raid on his old club as he prepares for life in the Turkish Super Lig.

Read: Komphela's Chiefs move in jeopardy

The Scottish tactician stepped down from his role with AmaKhosi last week to take up the reins with Genclerbirligi SK, and he has since been tipped with moves for a host of Chiefs' players, both current and former.

That includes a potential deal for Itumeleng Khune, who is a free agent after rejecting a contract extension with the Glamour Boys, while Baxter is also thought to be keen on luring Siphiwe Tshabalala and George Lebese away from Naturena.

"It easy to speculate on such news,” said Baxter to Football411.

“Even before I left Kaizer Chiefs, Itumeleng Khune's international agents have been working hard on securing a move in many different countries abroad, and one of those countries happens to be Turkey.

"So, with regards to that, it easy to speculate. I am still on holiday and at the end of the month I will go to the club [Genclerbirligi].

"But I cannot say I will be taking any players with me because I don't know the players or the squad.

"But once I get there and there is a need for a goalkeeper, knowing Itu [Khune] and his quality... I know he will add value, only then I will try and bring him on board.

"Similarly with other positions, if I feel there's a need to strengthen and I know of a good player in South Africa that will add value, then I will let the club know.

"So at this moment in time it is very difficult to confirm or deny if I will be taking any players from South Africa to Turkey."

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