Downs re­signed to the fact that they are los­ing Dolly

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - SOC­CER RE­PORTER

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.

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