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Thu Apr 24 08:51:10 SAST 2014

Greeks desperate to retain striker Kadi

NICK SAID | 28 June, 2012 06:460 Comments
Former Supersport player Calvin Kadi celebrates his goal with Sifiso Vilakazi during the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits from Super Stadium on February 24, 2010 in Atteridgeville
Image by: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

SOUTH African striker Calvin Kadi could remain at Greek side Veria after all, though interest in his services locally remains strong.

The 24-year-old is hot property after an excellent season in the Greek second-tier when he netted 17 goals in 31 starts for Veria to help them win promotion to the top-flight.

But at the end of his one-year deal he had expressed a desire to look elsewhere to further his career, suggesting possibly a move to a bigger league in Europe.

Now he is back at the negotiations table with Veria though, with the Greeks desperate to get him to stay on with them in the top-flight.

His exploits in the country have also seen a number of other Greek Super League sides make contact with his representatives to sound them out about his availability for next season, though the player’s agent Mike Makaab says if he stays in Greece it will most likely be with Veria.

“They are very interested in a new deal and although there are another few clubs in Greece that are interested, I would imagine he would sign for Veria if he is to stay there,” Makaab tells Avusa Sports.

“There is also quite a bit if interest in him locally and we will wait and see what transpires here. What we don’t want to do with Calvin is rush into a decision, he has had a fantastic season and we want to make sure that the next deal we get for him is a good one.

“With the interest that has been shown in him we are confident that we can find him a club where his football and commercial ambitions are met. Hopefully we will have some sort of clarity on where he will be in the next seven days.”

Kaizer Chiefs have been linked to Kadi in the past, though the arrival of Kingston Nkhatha from Black Leopards leaves them with a number of forwards already.

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