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Interest in Furman grows after Afcon

Interest in Oldham Athletic Dean Furman grows after Africa Cup of Nations performance

Posted: 5 February 2013 Time: 4:08 pm

Dean Furman’s agent Matt Kleinman says the Oldham Athletic’s skipper’s performance at the Africa Cup of Nations “exceeded their expectations,” and has triggered interest in his services.

Furman was undoutedly one of Bafana Bafana’s players of the tournament, and was awarded the man of the match award after the team’s 2-2 draw with Morocco in the group stages.

“Take nothing away from ‘Deano’, but his performances in South Africa exceeded our expectations,” Kleinman tells MTNFooball.com.

“He was really fantastic throughout the Africa Nations Cup and no doubt he has made many people take notice. It’s his off the field character as well as what he did on the field that has always made him a valuable footballer and we’re excited about the future.”

Furman tweeted before leaving for England at the weekend: “To the support of South Africa and Bafana Bafana: Thank you! You have been incredible. An experience I will never forget.

“Hurting both emotionally and physically this morning. We gave everything out there. We will pick ourselves up though and come back stronger.

“Flight back to London now! See you soon South Africa.”

Kleinman says Oldham are aware of interest in Furman, but admits there are no concrete offers at the moment.

“Look, there has been interest in Dean from clubs in the Championship and in League One, but interest is one thing and it is another when there is actually something on the table,” Kleinman says.

“Dean has a very important game coming up when his club Oldham host Everton in the FA Cup so Dean is focused on this right now.

“He is also contracted until the end of the season and his commitment is to his club Oldham.”

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 04:11 pm
Good luck boy , hoping a top French team signs you boy.

You're a proudly South African,
MAMINZELA
posted: 04:13 pm
Interest in Nyawana also grew after that goal and was invited for that trial and as soon as the dust ssettled the interest diminished
MAMINZELA
posted: 04:14 pm
Gucci Manposted: 04:11 pm | Report
Good luck boy , hoping a top French team signs you boy.

You're a proudly South African,

You think French teams can be fooled by a lousy perfomance in the AFCON???
Tsowetso
posted: 04:16 pm
Pierats will obviously sign him, just like they did with Kalaba. I like this team, they only go for quality and gets everything that they want, lol
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:18 pm
Goodluck to Dean Furman,,, he is a humble guy and I liked him so much..!!!
Guilty
posted: 04:18 pm
MAMINZELAposted: 04:13 pm | Report
Interest in Nyawana also grew after that goal and was invited for that trial and as soon as the dust ssettled the interest diminished

The only player who managed to score a penalty........................if it was allowed he would have taken all 5 of them.............
Skhumba Touch
posted: 04:19 pm
What a tournament Mlungu had, m not surprised there are lots of interests in his services, all the best ntwana, Mzansi is proud of you.
MAMINZELA
posted: 04:19 pm
Interest from Hillbrow strip Clubs has increased for Yeye after that one night stand he had with Keita

Ang'Understand(i) are YOU my one night stand(i)-Keita sang on his way to the shower
MAMINZELA
posted: 04:21 pm
TrebleChampManiacMopheme

Goodluck to Dean Furman,,, he is a humble guy and I liked him so much..!!!

He has NOTHING to be proud or arrogant of
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:21 pm
Gordon should bring some of this white guys to the squad to balance the squad:
Bradley Grobler
Marc Van Heerden etc..
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 04:25 pm
MAMINZELA

posted: 04:21 pm | Report TrebleChampManiacMopheme

Goodluck to Dean Furman,,, he is a humble guy and I liked him so much..!!!

He has NOTHING to be proud or arrogant of
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I was just happy to see what they were doing there with May in the absence of Lion King Jali. I couldn't stand the sight of Yeye and Kagisho..! They make me sick..!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:28 pm
I told of you when Dean Furman played his first game in Bafana colors....I told many of you will be eating humble pie after the AFCON.....The boy is a gem, he has proved all his critics wrong....He has outdone himself....

Good Luck Dean...you are a true soldiers.....Son Of The Soil.

I know a good player when I see one.

My name is The Phefeni Boy....I continue to blog fearlessly.
ribsonm@gmail.com
posted: 04:32 pm
@MAMINZELA, u such a flipen itiot b*/th, can u say something constructive without mentioning chiefs players yu morron
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:33 pm
I loved the crowd in Durban screaming DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAN every time he touched the ball.....

Dankie Soldier.....a true son of the soil.......he doe not pull out of a challenge....
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 04:34 pm
Good luck Dean, your commitment on the field is amazing
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:36 pm
To Dean

Let's hope Andile Jali took notes and is ready to challenge you....I would love to see you and him in that midfield one day.
Legendary Wonder
posted: 04:37 pm
And soon as he hits the big time, he will tell us he is retiring from International football to concentrate on club football!
VENDABOY@KHOSI4LF.COM
posted: 04:38 pm
Goodluck...Mlungu...all de best ...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:39 pm
Any blogger who thinks Dean Furman is a cow and is average needs to visit a Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center (PEEC) urgently.

Any blogger who thinks GI is racist needs to also visit a Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center (PEEC) near them A.S.A.P.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 04:39 pm
This is nothing new really. This is in fact empty.

These are same news we heard after the world cup about Simphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune, with the former failing trials in the second division of english football.

Everton will boot Oldham out of the FA Cup, and Oldham will be back to reality, fighting relegation.

After Simphiwe Tshabalala, Dean Furman is the most over rated player I know
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