Kamohelo Mokotjo underlines his desire to leave FC Twente for one of the "big boys"
Posted: 13 February 2017 Time: 09:14
Kamohelo Mokotjo has reiterated his desire to expand his European footballing career after spending the last three years in the Netherlands with FC Twente.
The 25-year-old moved to the Dutch Eredivisie club in 2014 from domestic rivals PEC Zwolle, but has since been linked with a move away, with Russian club FC Rostov said to be keen admirers of the Bafana Bafana international.
And while FC Twente insist there has been no contact from the Russians, former SuperSport United midfielder Mokotjo is determined to spread his wings and is targeting a move to one of Europe’s top clubs.
"It's important for me that I keep challenging myself," Mokotjo explains in the Telegraph. "I want to play with the big boys. In a major competition. It's time. I'm 25 years old, I'm ready, of course, thanks to the experience I have gained in the Premier League.
"It plays nothing but the important thing is that I feel good to me in a club, the type of football, the whole project. I feel I am ready for all competitions."
Mokotjo, though, is still contracted to De Grolsch Veste until the European summer of 2018, but with the club suspended from all European competitions for another year, he is thought to be pushing hard for a move away.
The South African-born Mokotjo has, however, made his stay in Holland much more manageable now that he has earned his Dutch citizenship, a fact that would also help grease the wheels of a potential transfer across Europe.