SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has broken his silence on speculation that Kaizer Chiefs player Njabulo Blom could sign a pre-contract with Matsatsantsa in January.
This comes after the club’s manager Bobby Motaung and the players agent Rob Moore could not agree on terms, making Blom’s future at Chiefs look uncertain.
The 22-year-old Bafana Bafana players contract standstill has made the headlines in recent times, with him being heavily linked to SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
Blom’s contract at the Soweto giants is coming to an end at the end of the season, which means he will be eligible to sign a pre-contract with a club of his choice in the January transfer window.
In fact, there have been claims that Blom could join the Tshwane outfit, should Amakhosi fail to extend his contract before the end of the season, but Mathews has claimed that it’s impossible for Supersport to sign Blom.
“Njabulo Blom is not an option to play for SuperSport United at all, there’s nothing more to discuss about,” Matthews has exclusively told SABC Sport.
“Blom is a very good player, someone our coach (Gavin Hunt) knows well and respects highly. But he is a Chiefs player and a player on a wage bracket that, for us, isn’t in our range. It’s a non-starter.
“Even if it was a free transfer, we’ve got quite a clear funding model at SuperSport that we’ve settled on and must operate within. That means getting players that we can afford, that can stay at the club and will grow in an upward trajectory.
“We have to stay true to our funding model, and that means respecting the wage brackets at the club with respect to what we can and can’t pay players. We are not in a position, and we won’t be able to jeopardies our stability by overpaying for players with money we don’t have.”