Dove Wome has responded to reports that he is looking for a monthly salary of R250 000, as he aims to land a new deal.
Wome is currently club-less, following his departure from SuperSport United in January. In edition 1059 of Soccer Laduma, the Siya crew reported that the former Mamelodi Sundowns player is facing a multimillion-rand dilemma that is hindering him from finding a new club.
The Siya crew had been told by two different sources that he has struggled to find a new team, as he is allegedly demanded a big money salary and signing-on fee. Wome has since decided to set the record straight on the high salary reports.
“I would like to set the record straight on what has been said about me and the money that I supposedly want from clubs. There is a guy (football agent known to the Siya crew) who has been telling people that I demand a lot of money, and that I can’t join any team for less salary. What he has been saying is not true,” Wome told the Siya crew.
“He is the same guy who promised to get me a club. I left SuperSport because I was promised that I would be getting a new club. He hasn’t done so. I had been warned about him,” added the forward.
“The guy says I want a monthly salary of R250 000. That is not true. What he is doing will tarnish my image because clubs won’t want to call me to join them. Contracts are discussed among all the parties involved. I can’t say I want this much to a club and expect that to be the end of discussion. There are discussions involved in these kind of things.
“I have never been involved in any discussions with any team since I left SuperSport. No team can come forward to say I have demanded a R250 000 monthly salary from them. Before I left SuperSport, this guy made me a lot of promises, and was telling me about the many clubs he said were interested in me. I haven’t discussed anything with any of the said clubs. I had to cut my (December) holidays short because the guy was sending me messages, and was rushing me to come back to South Africa from home (Togo), because he said he had offers from clubs for me. Since January I haven’t found a club.
“The last time I heard from the guy was on the 26th of January. We had arrangements for a meeting that day. When I called him by the time of the meeting he said he was stuck in traffic. I made numerous calls to him and he kept telling me that he was stuck in traffic. That was the last time I heard from him. He has been stuck in traffic since the 26th of January,” concluded Wome.