South African giants Kaizer Chiefs have agreed to extend Serbian international Samir Nurkovic contract(28) contract
The Serbian forward will be earning around US$800,000 per annum in salaries making him the highest-paid in South Africa
Nurkovic netted 13 goals in 25 games in all competitions last season
Nurkovic is yet to play for Chiefs this season, despite having been back at full training since last month, due to stalled negotiations over a new contract.
The Serbian had made it clear to the club that he will not play without a new contract after two written offers from Abha FC and Kuwait Sporting Club – that went as high as US$800 000 (R12-million at the current exchange rate) from the initial US$400 000 (R6-million at the current exchange rate) – were turned down.
Chiefs have set their demands in the region of at least US$1 million (R15-million at the current exchange rate) after lowering their initial US$3 million (R45-million at the current exchange rate) asking price for their star attacker.
“Hunt has been desperate to have Nurkovic back for his misfiring team, which is wallowing in the bottom half of the table, and his statement last week after the draw with Black Leopards sped up the negotiations for this newly agreed deal, which will be sealed tonight.” Kick-Off revealed.
“In the new contract, Chiefs have inserted a transfer figure of US$1 million (R15-million), which they will be hoping to get at the end of the season, by which time their transfer ban will be lifted and they will be able to sign a replacement.
“Nurkovic is set to start on the bench for the DStv Premiership match-up against SuperSport United on Tuesday evening.”