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Benni McCarthy in no rush to decide his next move

Posted: 11 July 2011 Time: 18:56

Benni McCarthy’s agent insists he is no rush to secure a new club for Bafana Bafana's record goalscorer.

The 33-year-old has been without a club since he parted company with West Ham United following a R17-million payoff in April.

He has been linked with moves to the MLS in the past, but Rob Moore does not think anything will be resolved until at least the end of the month.

“He’s still on holiday so there is nothing yet,” Moore tells “I spoke to him the other day and he had just got back from Disneyland with his family, but Benni just wants to take a bit of time to decide his next move.”

McCarthy almost joined QPR last season, but his high wage demands ended that prospect. His well-catalogued problems with his weight are likely to put off any potential suitors in England, but Moore last month ruled out a return to South Africa.

Elsewhere, Moore’s ExtraTime Agency is expecting busy few weeks after completing news transfers for Kenyan Victor Wanyama and Algerian Brahim Boudebouba.

He reveals that former Bafana winger Elrio van Heerden is hoping to leave Belgians Westerlo, but does not expect him to return to the PSL.

“Besides Benni, what we have to look at is Van Heerden and what is going to happen with him. We are going to work on that over the next few weeks and see what we can come up with, but he definitely wants to stay in Europe,” says Moore.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:16 pm
benni mcfatty mst just retire
posted: 07:42 pm
lets get real here fatty soccer days are over and am happy
posted: 07:48 pm
It is Pre-Season time and Benni is in Disneyland? But I guess R17 Million is a lot of money.
posted: 07:51 pm
This guy is now in trouble, He was just full of himself that time when we needed him, and he could have shown the world who he is during the world cup but we were now feedup with his arrogance
posted: 08:26 pm
i cant wait 2 c this guy as a petrol attendent even if its somewhere overseas, u r an embrassment 2 every football loving south african.
posted: 08:51 pm
Benni cum nd work for me nfana. eithr u'l choose to work at my factory or feed mi swine at the farm.
posted: 08:56 pm
Bum Bum Mcarthy must go to hell kiss sathan. Is he a Wrestler or what
posted: 09:24 pm
Beni i cant wait to see u back in action,Beni is the best thing ever to happen in the South African football i cant wait Benni is the best ever player
posted: 09:50 pm
For the first time KickOff tells it as is. U right Benni in no rush he is flabby fat (sori obese) if he rushes he wud have a heart attack.
posted: 09:52 pm
Mbesumaz brother
Mpofana Eeeeeeenhle
posted: 10:40 pm
We cannot hate Benni. He never murdered anyone. How can we forgive apartheid architectures and then hate Benni for life. Hayi maan..... our priorities are damned!!!
posted: 11:11 pm
The guy made fool of Bafana coaches trying to convince him to come and play for his country, he is paying for that and I like it.
posted: 11:35 pm
I jst want 2 see him end up in Alexander scrap yard at de end of de day. Even if is in 2040 its fyn
posted: 06:19 am
Wish Dr. Khoza can sign him for atleast a season.He can net in some important goals for us in Africa.!Say watever u say haters.
Swona Champ!
posted: 07:41 am
33yrs? he's made enough money and fame, this guy is the only player in SA to win a UEFA gold medal, you can say whatever you want about him he's done well and great as a footballer!
posted: 08:35 am
You South Africans, you either stupid or full of jealous. Why do you always attack your own people, what a joke country. anyway Benni will never be a petrol attendant as one of you wish so. He's got enough money and if you dare to care you must do a research and see how many properties he owns in his own home country, we call that investment. basically he's rich more than all your favorites players....damn I will neva understand SA people.
posted: 09:14 am
Swona I like your coment
posted: 09:15 am
Ihlasela amafutha has done well during his tym so its tym he retire and give youngsters a chance to be lyk him of better than him. Shabba here is an agent: ROB, you will definitely get an overseas move to a great team.
posted: 09:44 am
@Obi im an south african and i agree wth u these stupid people jst comment wthout thinking and soccer players and bosses attend parties and funtions together while there are busy insulting each other, some they jsw comment wthout even reading the story as long as they saw a word, chiefs,pirates or sundowns. Last week they were insulting Zodwa Khoza and Jessica Motaung for wat i dnt know. Lastly Mr Editor please who eva that is using strong lanuage plz block those moegoes
posted: 09:45 am
I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinions, however I must make mention of the fact that: HE"S STILL THE ONLY SOUTH AFRICAN BORN PLAYER WITH A UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MEDAL.... Love it or hate peeps, AND STILL THE ALL TIME BAFANA TOP Welldone Benni, enjoy your Million'$
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