Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman says there are going to be many factors that will play a role in him deciding whether to stay at SuperSport United or move on.
Furman’s 5-year stay at Matsatsantsa a Pitori is likely to come to an end when his contract expires at the end of the 2019/20 season.
The Cape Town-born player, who joined United in 2015 from English side Doncaster Rovers, is reportedly keen on returning to Europe to finish his career.
But the 31-year-old is also willing to listen to what United can put on the table before making his final decision.
“What is true is that my contract is up at the end of the season but what I will say is that I initially came here for 3 years and was probably looking to leave after 3 years,” he says.
“But each time I sat down with Stan Matthews he convinced me to stay so what I have said to the club is that after these 2 games (in December) we will sit down with the board, Stan Matthews and the coach (Kaitano Tembo) and have a good discussion about my future and if it remains here fantastic and if it remains elsewhere then we will also consider that,” Furman admits.
Furman continues: “There are many different aspects that are going into this decision. It’s a family decision but of course it’s also a football decision and I grew up in the UK playing my football there and I still would like to go back and play in the Leagues there at some stage and I am not growing any younger.
“First and foremost I have to consider my football career and there is a lot still to play for I am still involved with Bafana Bafana so I want to be playing at a level where I can still be recognised by the national team but also SuperSport is a fantastic club and over the years we have managed to win 4 trophies and played in 7 Cup finals and that’s what drives you as a footballer.”
“To stay here would be great because I know we gonna be highly competitive but also there are few other considerations that are going into my decision but as I said I am going to sit down with the club iron out my future and hopefully we come to a decision that’s going to suit all parties,” he adds.
Furman has played for teams such as Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers (both England).
He made his debut for Bafana Bafana in 2012 while he was still at Doncaster.
By Ofhani Munyai