Downs resigned to the fact that they are losing Dolly
WHILE ALL indications are that Keagan Dolly will be leaving the country for a medical at French Ligue 1 Montpellier, Mamelodi Sundowns are seemingly still open to offers from other clubs.
The Brazilians said in a statement on their website that they will “engage and cooperate with any club that submits a genuine offer for Keagan Dolly to go and play overseas”.
Several reports yesterday said that Montpellier had had increased their offer for the midfielder to €1,7-million, which is apparently the amount needed to trigger the player’s buy-out clause, and were expecting the deal to be finalised within 24 hours.
But a source close to the club said that while they have given Dolly the Ok to leave, Sundowns were still waiting on the player’s representatives to do right by them.
“The reality is that the boy will be released,” said the source. “As it is, he didn’t train today. He was instructed to clear his locker and prepare for his trip overseas, most probably to Montpellier.”
But it might also be to another club.
“The buy-out clause has not been activated because his agent must make things happen. He has gone out and made statements out there which were not true and he needs to rectify things. The club has been nothing but supportive to the player’s career but then his representatives went out and said things that are not true.”
Sundowns are apparently still irked by earlier reports that painted them out as blocking the player’s move by ‘changing’ the amount of his buy-out clause.
Dolly’s saga has dominated the transfer window, going as far as the Dispute Resolution Chamber of the PSL.