- Kaizer Chiefs have been strongly linked with former ZESCO United midfielder Anthony Akumu
- Akumu's contract came to an end at the end of December
- Coach Ernst Middendorp explained his stance and cited the example of another player that they've been linked with
The transfer window has barely opened and rumours are circulating thick and fast in the PSL.
As usual, the bigger clubs generally make the news with their alleged interest in certain players.
On other occasions, their star players are linked with a big move away - as Briefly.co.za reported in the case of Thembinkosi Lorch.
Kaizer Chiefs have been linked with a number of players already and one of them is former ZESCO United player Anthony Akumu.
The midfielder is out of contract, thus simplifying a potential transfer.
However, KickOFF.com reported that Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp was quick to pour cold water on the rumour.
Middendorp said, “You saw this player who went to Cape Town City, everyone was jubilating – ‘He’s a free player…’ but, he’s not. He has another two-year contract, so it will be very interesting to see [how it all unfolds].”
Middendorp's comments relate to the speculation that linked Mduduzi Mdantsane with a move to Chiefs.
It was understood that Mdantsane was a free agent, but Baroka chairman Khurishi Mphahlele insists the player is still contracted to them.
Middendorp added, “So, this means that you always look. It’s not all of a sudden, because the transfer window is open and there is not a contract signed with the player at ZESCO United."
The German tactician insisted that the club will only bring in fresh faces if he believes that player to be better than his current squad members.
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