SuperSport United’s CEO, Stan Matthews, has confirmed that Dean Furman will be on the move at the end of the season despite their hopes to keep their captain at the club.
The Siya crew has previously reported that Furman, who has been a rock at the heart of the SuperSport midfield for several years now, was set to leave Matsatsantsa when his current deal with the club expires at the end of June, with the Bafana Bafana international eyeing a move back to the United Kingdom.
Furman has had several successful years with SuperSport since his move from Doncaster Rovers a few years ago, winning several trophies with the club as he went on to write his name into their history books.
Now though, it seems that his time in South Africa is coming to an end, with Matthews confirming to the media today that ‘as things stand’ he will not be signing a new contract, even though they still hold out some hope of him changing his mind, as he feels the time has come to return to the UK.
SuperSport have a number of youngsters in central midfield coming through their ranks and into their first team at present, and while they will see a future without Furman if he does indeed move on, they will be trying hard to try and twist his arm and keep him there for at least one more season if possible.
Furman has won two Nedbank Cup and two MTN8 titles in his four and a half seasons in South Africa with SuperSport, and will be eager to add at least one more to his tally before the 2019/20 season – and his time in South Africa – comes to an end.