Nurkovic set for sensational Chiefs exit

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic is set for a sensational exit from the Soweto giants after officially signing for a DStv Premiership rival.

Chiefs have left Nurkovic's future hanging after failing to exercise the option on his contract upon the deadline of March 31, which they had put upon agreeing to a new deal with him at the beginning of last season.

Amakhosi proposed an extension of up to May 31 to make the decision on whether to exercise the option or not, but it was turned down by the Serbian’s representatives.

Nurkovic signed a fresh two-year deal with an option of a further year at the start of last season after the 14 goals that he scored in his first season pushed the club into handing him an improved contract following concrete offers in writing from the Middle East.

With his contract talks dragging and injury niggles his impact faded in his second season and again this term with seven goals to his name since the beginning of last season.

KickOff can now confirm that the Serbian has signed with ambitious club Royal AM.

The lucrative transfer will be a two-year deal with a further option of an additional year.

This website will provide further details on the remuneration package Nurkovic is set to pocket in comparison to previous earnings at Chiefs.

Nurkovic will fulfil the remainder of his contract at Chiefs until the end of the season before his switch to KwaZulu-Natal next season.

The striker has been in South Africa for the past three years having arrived from Slovakia where he had previously played for almost a decade.

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