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SuperSport reject a "ridiculous" offer for Kermit Erasmus from Videoton

Posted: 20 June 2011 Time: 19:14

Kermit Erasmus looks like he will be staying at SuperSport United, after the club rejected a "ridiculous" offer from Hungarian champions Videoton.

The 20-year-old striker has returned to South Africa after going on trial in Europe and did well enough for Videoton to submit a bid of €160 000 (R1.6-million) last week.

But despite the player’s desire to return to Europe, SuperSport chief operations officer Jose Ferreira believes he is worth far more.

“The offer on the table was €160 000, which we find ridiculous,” he tells KickOff.com.

“We rejected it and gave them proposals for what we were prepared to accept but we have been told they are not willing to offer any more so that is the end of it as far as I’m concerned.”

Ferreira adds: “I could think of 10 clubs in the PSL who would pay that amount for Kermit Erasmus. He’s a fantastic player who is young and has time on his side.”

Erasmus spent five days at French Second Division side Le Mans before his two-week trial with Videoton, who are coached by Portuguese legend Paulo Sousa.

They won their first-ever Hungarian title last season and will compete in the Uefa Champions League preliminary stages next month.

But instead of joining their training camp, Erasmus will instead report for pre-season training at SuperSport next week, according to his agent Ashley Kotzin.

“Kermit will start again with SuperSport and move on,” he says.

“I understand that the clubs got to a point where Videoton didn’t want to up the offer or make it richer for SuperSport so they moved on. But he has a lot of ability that means he will be bale to go back to Europe and develop a good career there eventually.”

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

yanela
posted: 08:01 pm
ah Ferreira come on take that offer, i want this player to go in Europe this transfer window, more especially this team that wants to sign him will play in the champions league next season, come on , come on don't disappiont me!
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
This team will fail at tthe first hurdle in getting to the champions league, then what?

Kermit needs to humble himself, focus on Supersport and the rest will see for itself. He is good enough for European football, but if he cannot focus on the PSL then he playing with fire. Hungary, real Erasmus, Hungary? Get real, come down to earth and get working.
Anonymous
posted: 09:14 pm
Dis is just a plain joke Hungarian league is way lower than PSL the of soccer there you can compar with our second division! Good move Supersport. These agent they killing our future stars what is Hungaria in football nxa sukamani why don't try Spain second division or Brazilian or Belgium for that matter niyanyanyisa.
Brown
posted: 08:37 am
HUNGARY IS RANKED 52 (was 36 in MARCH - Their best since 1993) in the world (Europe used to have more points for a win and draw.
But Hungary foot ball is not bad. Remember 4-0 thrashing of our under 20 in Egypt (world cup )packed with Serero, Jali & the same Erasmus.
Cyborg78
posted: 05:07 pm
The only thing ridiculous here is Supersport thinking that this player is worth more than that. I've watched him play throughout the season and he has failed to convince me that he is quality, especially during the one game he lost me sports-betting money by missing about 6 easy chances and a penalty! he is young and may improve but he ws very mediocre in the PSL and that's why only a team from Hugary wants to buy him.
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