Knowledge Musona will make the final call on the next move for his career and he would be open to a return to SA, his agent has said.
The Zimbabwean striker has endured a difficult spell at Belgium club Anderlecht since joining them two years ago, but has been sent out on loan twice to Lokeren as well as KAS Eupen and is due to return to his parent club in the off season.
Mike Makaab, his long-time Prosport International representative, has told the Siya crew Musona, who still has two more years to run on his Anderlecht contract, is likely to pursue his football elsewhere next season.
Asked directly about whether the player would consider returning to the Premier Soccer League, where he played for Kazier Chiefs and was wanted by Mamelodi Sundowns as recent as during the January transfer window, Makaab left the door open.
“Yes, the priority is to keep him abroad, but if there are good offers from solid football clubs – and that is absolutely important now because of COVID-19 – he will consider them. It’s going to be a different world that we are going to be tackling once this pandemic has gone, so it is important when thinking about player contracts,” he explained.
Chiefs are currently banned from signing players until after January 2021, but they are in the process of having the FIFA restriction overturned.
Pitso Mosimane, coach of Sundowns, has not hidden his admiration of Musona and has revealed that his priority target is finding a forward.
“You can never say never (moving to the PSL), but his heart would be to stay in Europe, where he had done well outside of Anderlecht. He is approaching 30 and has a family to look after. If we get a fantastic offer either from SA or Europe, it will be up to Knowledge to make that decision,” said Makaab.
“He is a family man, so we’ve got to make sure that financially, he moves to a solid football club. That’s important because we don’t want to enter into an agreement and then have to pull him out of it. We don’t want an environment that seems fine at first and down the line it isn’t. But ultimately he will make the decision.”