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Baxter Comments On Nurkovic Rumours

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has addressed rumours linking striker Samir Nurkovic with a transfer this window.

The Amakhosi striker has attracted interested from North African sides, including Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly.

However, so far, no club has met Chiefs’ valuation of the 29-year-old striker and Baxter confirmed he is happy to have a player of his caliber at Naturena.

“It’s a question you get asked when you’ve got good players,” the coach told Thabiso Mosia on SAFMSportOn.

“If Samir was a poor player, no one would ask me that question.

“I think Khama was attracting interesting from Pitso (Mosimane) and people are asking that question, is he going, is he staying.

“All of that is part and parcel of managing the bigger clubs and managing the stars and the egos that go with it.

“I’ve got no problem with that, if one of our players becomes famous for his performances in Kaizer Chiefs, I’ll deal with that because it means they are doing well.

“If somebody comes in, I’m sure other coaches are saying ‘maybe I can have their goal scorer’. Samir rattles in 10 goals plus. I’m sure he’ll attract attention.

“When it comes to that bridge, I’ll cross it, but at the moment I’m comfortable. I’m comfortable knowing that Samir is our player at the moment.”

Nurkovic’s agent also confirmed that his player is happy at Kaizer Chiefs but didn’t want to rule out a move before the window closes.