Njabulo Blom's agent Rob Moore has opened up on the boardroom talks he had with Kaizer Chiefs after facilitating a move abroad for his client to American side St. Louis City.
Blom's future was a subject of intense speculation after Soccer Laduma broke the story that his camp had reached an impasse with Chiefs over the renewal of his contract, which was set to expire at the end of the season.
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Moore has revealed the conversation he had with the Amakhosi management initially in July and says they were on the same page regarding finding Blom an overseas move.
"Look, at the end of the day when we met with Chiefs in July, we went into the meeting with Kaizer (Motaung) Jnr, Bobby (Motaung), Coach (Molefi) Ntseki," Moore said on Metro FM Sports.
"And we spoke about Njabulo, he had about a year left on his contract at that stage and they were quite upfront that "we'll really like him to fly our flag with pride internationally. If you can do that, then we're right behind it".
"So I said, "Ok, it's maybe possible, you can never guarantee anything in life so yes I'll look at it but we need to prepare for different scenarios," the renowned agent explained.
""We need to prepare for what happens after six months if I come to you in December and say I can't find him a move overseas? Then you're sitting with a guy with only six months left of contract".
"So I said, "let me give you a proposal that takes into account two scenarios. So in other words, the player will make some sacrifices this current season in terms of salary."
Moore, who secured Christian Pulisic a move to Borussia Dortmund at age 16 and then later to Chelsea, among his many international clients, went on to confirm that the sticking point they had with Chiefs was over the renewal of Blom's contract, where they did not agree on Blom's future salary package.
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""But the return is that then if we get a move overseas it should be smooth but if we cannot succeed in finding him a transfer abroad, when additional years kick in, his salary then moves up to a level where it should be at, based on his talent," Moore continued.
"But then the favourable assets is taken out of the contract as well. So there was give and take, where the difference that came in was on the extra years.
"What I perceived to be market-related and what they (Chiefs) were offering were two different things and that was at that point in time the issue with regards to economic differences that we had August, September time," he added.You must be SIGNED IN to read and post comments.