SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman is yet to decide on his future with the club.
The Bafana Bafana player is on the last 6 months of his contract with Matsatsantsa but talks over a new deal are yet to be concluded.
Furman joined SuperSport United at the beginning of the 2015/16 season from English side Doncaster Rovers and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Pretoria side while also picking up over 50 caps for Bafana Bafana since he made his debut in 2012, representing South Africa at two Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournaments.
“Not yet at the moment,” Furman replied when he was asked whether he has made a decision about his future.
“We’ll sit, we’ll talk. In the middle of January, I will sit down with Stan Matthews (CEO of SuperSport) have a chat and hopefully towards the end of January maybe February, I will make that decision,” said Furman.
Word has it that Furman might possibly go back to England to play in the second-tier League but Matthews says they will wait on Furman to decide.
“We’re all trying to convince him to stay for at least another season. But we also gave him a commitment that if he was ready to go back (back to England) to start a family or do his things, then we would respect that. I have given him time, we’re not in a rush.
“Anytime between now and the 31st of August that Dean wants to stay, then we will make a plan. But for now, we’re planning on him going back to starting a family overseas with his wife, but the door is open. Anytime when I see his name come up on my phone, then I know, no problem I can pick up my phone, then I know he might have changed his mind,” concluded the SuperSport boss.
By Shane Matsoyane