Absa Premiership

No free transfer for Laffor

2015-01-05 08:44
Anthony Laffor (Supplied)

Cape Town - The former agent of Mamelodi Sundowns attacker, Anthony Laffor, claims the player's current employers won't allow him to leave on a free transfer.

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The Liberia international has been linked with a move to Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs during the mid-season break, with some news outlets even going so far as to claim the 29-year-old could move for free.

However, Paul Mitchell, who negotiated Laffor's move to Sundowns from SuperSport United in 2012, has ruled out the possiblity of the player being allowed to leave on a free transfer.

In fact, Mitchell revealed that Sundowns have an option to extend Laffor's contract, meaning he would command a notable transfer fee if an interested club came calling.

The likes of Chiefs and Bidvest Wits have been credited with an interest in Laffor, although it remains to be seen whether they will firm up their interest in January, following Mitchell's revelation.

"Laffor is no longer my client. He's under Steve Kapeluschnik now, but I'm sure Sundowns won't allow him to leave for free because they have an option on his current deal," Mitchell told goal.com.

"I'm actually the one who took him there in 2012, and I'm certain that Sundowns have a year or two [as an option] which means any team that wants him will have to pay.

"Sundowns don't just give players a straight three-year contract without an option of a year or two on top of it, and this is the case with Anthony, but Steve should have all the information you need."

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