Dolly’s Euro Move Off Due To Contractual Dispute
Keagan Dolly’s hopes of moving to Europe in the current transfer window have been dashed due to a contractual dispute that has broken out since Olympiacos’ recent offer.
The Siya crew reported recently that the Greek giants had submitted a bid – thought to be around €800,000 (R12.9m) – that matched the 23-year-old’s buyout clause, however the latest news from European sources is that they have now pulled out of the deal.
Olympiacos, the most successful team in Greek history, were very eager to bring the Bafana Bafana international - who missed training today through injury - on board, however, the contractual dispute and slow response time of Masandawana has seen them withdraw their offer.
As previously reported, Dolly’s buyout clause was activated by the Greek outfit as they attempted to give the attacker his breakthrough in Europe, but despite the player’s legally binding contract, Sundowns refused him the chance to move.
Given the fact that – contractually – Dolly is in the right, it is believed that Olympiacos haven’t completely given up on landing him in the future, and hope to revisit the deal once the legalities are corrected.
Should the dispute not be settled amicably, then it may be that a legal route is needed in order to put the matter to bed going forward, and it’s thought that this case may follow the route of the embarrassing Jose Torrealba case from back in 2007.
The crew did attempt to contact Mamelodi Sundowns for comment, however, were unsuccessful.