R18m Miquissone responds to PSL links

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Simba SC winger Luís Miquissone who has been slapped with an R18-million price tag has responded to links with a return to the PSL amid interest from Africa's elite.

The 25-year-old winger has emerged as one of the most exciting talents on the continent since joining the Tanzania Premier League champions after an ill-fated stint with Mamelodi Sundowns.

With 10 goals and 12 assists in 40 games across all competitions, the Mozambique international has attracted interest from CR Belouizdad, TP Mazembe, Al Hilal, Al Ahly and his former club Sundowns.

Having scored the winning goal against the reigning African champions last week in a 1-0 win at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, the club's media officer Haji Manara told Soka La Bongo that he won't be prized away on the cheap.

"I want to make it very clear that Luis is currently under contract with Simba and his final offer cannot be less than one million euros, that is the last offer that Simba will accept for the player to leave," he said.

"The current world spends more on euros so his offer cannot be less than that."

As Miquissone continues to shine with the Champions League Group A leaders he admits his ambition is to move to Europe but has not closed the door for a potential return to South Africa just yet and denied he's received any formal approach.

"No clubs [in South Africa] have contacted me since I started to do well. I want to look further now, I don't want to say South African football isn't good but my ambition is to move further [to Europe]," he tells KickOff.com.

"I had my time in South Africa and didn't do well for various reasons but I respect that, I can't say I won't come back.

"It's football, it's about life and if they give me what I want or give me an opportunity where my contract states I'm coming there to play first-team then no problem I can come back."

Miquissone is reported to be earning around R150 000 a month with the 21-time Vodacom Premier League champions.

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