Absa Premiership

Khune's agent denies ransom claims

2015-06-03 10:00
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)

Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune’s agent, Dan Lichman, says that Kaizer Chiefs only made one offer in last 18 months for the goalkeeper.

Read: Khune, Tefu chase bigger salaries

In the much anticipated Chiefs press conference there were suggestions made by management that Khune’s representatives held the club to ransom.

Sport24 reported that Khune will not renew his contract with Kaizer Chiefs and has parted ways with the Soweto club.

Amakhosi will find themselves without their biggest contributors next season as Kaizer Motaung announced a mass exodus of players from the club.

Khune’s financial demands were explained to be excessive and Kaizer Motaung Snr even went as far as to say that the goalkeeper and his representatives had “disrespected” the club.

Lichman has come out to refute these claims and insists that only a single incomplete offer was made to Khune before it was decided that he would leave Naturena.

"I did not deal with the Chairman, only with Bobby Motaung. The Club made a single offer to Khune in 18 months. And very late. It was incomplete and was rejected. 

"No financials were ever presented by Khune to the Club. There was no ransom. It cannot be about money. There was no negotiation. Khune wasn't listened to. The Club has lost a great player. He's a top player; his talent remains."

Khune is heavily linked with a move to rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, while some analysts suggest that he may be looking at a move abroad.

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