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Musona to remain in Europe

Warriors’ star Knowledge Musona’s bid to resurrect his European career has been boosted by interest from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Kevin Mapasure

The German-based striker has been told to look for a new club by his current side Hoffenheim, and it looked like Kaizer Chiefs were frontrunners to sign him.

Musona was at the centre of a protracted transfer saga during the off-season break in which he was linked to several clubs including Chiefs, but eventually chose to stay at Hoffenheim.

This time the player is looking to make a decision about his future early so that he doesn’t miss transfer deadlines.

Musona’s agent Mike Makaab told a South African newspaper that the player’s future would be sorted in the next couple of days, hinting that the talented player is likely to remain in Europe.

The 24-year-old striker has been a target for the Amakhosi ever since his loan agreement ended last season, but their attempts to secure him failed and he has spent the last few months on the sidelines at Hoffenheim.

Chiefs made enquiries about Musona ahead of the January transfer window.However the player as well as his agent have always maintained that his first choice is to remain in Europe.

Now it seems the player will get his wish, with Makaab suggesting a move to Belgium or Holland could be finalised in a couple of days.

“There’s been interest in Knowledge for a while now, and there is serious interest from both Belgium and Holland. We’re hoping that his future will be finalised within the next 48-72 hours.”

Musona rued his decision to reject offers from other clubs in Europe when he signed for Chiefs last season.

Among the leagues he could have joined at the time are the Belgian Pro-League, Netherlands’ topflight as well as England’s Championship where Queens Park Rangers, who have since been promoted to the Barclays Premier league, had registered interest. Musona fears that if he misses the opportunity to sign for European clubs now, the window might close on him for good once he returns to play in South Africa.

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