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Grobler Added To Chiefs List, But…

The Siya crew has been informed that Bradley Grobler remains a target for Kaizer Chiefs, but interest in the striker may rest on their decision on the coach.

Read: Safranko To Join Downs 

It’s expected that Gavin Hunt will have his tenure at Naturena reviewed at the end of the season, especially if there’s no Top 8 achievement.

With Chiefs gearing up for a squad overhaul and the FIFA ban finally lifted on July 1, there will be departures and new arrivals – and one of them could be SuperSport United all-time goalscorer and current leader in this season’s Golden Boot race, Grobler.

If Hunt is still the Amakhosi coach ahead of the start of the 2021/22 campaign, the club is then expected to push for Grobler’s sig­nature.

The Siya crew has it on good authority that Amakhosi were one big-money transfer away from bringing the SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana for­ward to Naturena in October, prior to their failed bid to have the FIFA ban overturned.

A price tag of around R30 million had been slapped on Samir Nurkovic, whose head was reportedly turned by lu­crative offers from Abha FC in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Sporting Club.

Egyptian giants Al Ahly were also in the mix, but did not make any formal approach to prove that they were serious at the time.

Siya sources have indicated that if Abha or Kuwait had met Chiefs’ multimillion valuation of their goal ace last year, then Nurkovic would have been re­leased, and that the proceeds of the sale would have been used to entice SuperSport to let Grobler leave.

The FIFA ban, however, derailed the plans.

Now that the sanction will be out of the way soon, Amakhosi will have to spend big to get the striker on their books. He is still contracted to SuperSport until June 2022.

However, should Amakhosi back Hunt then you can expect talks behind the scenes for the player's  transfer to pick up pace.

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