Aaron Mokoena heading to United Arab Emirates
Posted: 8 July 2011 Time: 11:23
Aaron Mokoena's agent insists the former South African captain definitely wants to leave Portsmouth, with an unnamed club in the United Arab Emirates said to be closing in on a deal worth a staggering R18 million a season.
Boss Steve Cotterill said last week that it would take 'a decent fee' to lure the former Blackburn Rovers defender away from Fratton Park and denied that the 30-year-old wanted to leave. But Dietmar Wendorff – who has been handling Mokoena's affairs since he split from long-term business manager Rob Moore last year – says his client has instructed him to find him a new club. "He's told me that he wants to leave now and I have a team in the Emirates who is very interested n taking him," he tells KickOff.com. "We're negotiating with the club at the moment but I cannot say who it is. We are hoping for a salary of around €2 million a year. I've also talked to him about Spain but we will have to compare the offers." Mokoena arrived at Portsmouth from Blackburn in 2009 but slipped down the pecking order under Cotterill at the end of last season. He was dropped from the Bafana Bafana squad back in March but has yet to announce his international retirement.