Chiefs Open Up Talks With Striker
Kaizer Chiefs have opened up talks with Bernard Parker regarding a potential new contract for the veteran forward, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the current season.
Parker, who will turn 33 in March, has been a mainstay in the Amakhosi squad over the past seven and a half seasons, never playing less than 24 league games since his arrival in 2011.
Now, with his deal on the verge of expiring, the forward is legally allowed to open up talks with any other interested parties, though it is thought that first prize for the player is to remain at Naturena and potentially finish his career with the club in the future.
The Siya crew spoke to Mike Makaab, of Prosport International, who confirmed that talks were now underway with Chiefs’ management about the possibility of extending his time with the Glamour Boys, adding that they were keen to try and get something done.
Makaab told the crew, “Yes, we’ve now started talking to Chiefs about Bernard’s contract, and things are looking positive. We’re hopeful of seeing him stay at Naturena.”
Parker has scored in seven consecutive seasons for Chiefs since his return to South Africa from Europe, and he will be hoping to try and help his side advance up the table by making that eight seasons in a row in the coming weeks.
The crew will continue to monitor Parker’s situation as discussions continue with Chiefs about his immediate future.