Xulu responds to overseas move talk

Premiership

Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu has opened up on his contract situation with the club and discussed the possibility of an overseas move.

The 28-year-old former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs defender is in his last six months with the Team of Choice.

Speaking ahead of their Nedbank Cup last 16 clash with Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday. Xulu says he and chairman Farook Kadodia have something to restructure.

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"I always said I want to stay, but obviously there's something we have to restructure, me and the chairman," Xulu reveals.

"But we know very well from where I was, before I even came here, so I will just give it all that the club needs for now."

There has been talk about Xulu returning to Europe, but the former FC Rostov player says he didn't have any chance to think about that as he was trying to deal with being on the sidelines for four months.

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"It was just too much for me to even think about the move after four months," he explains.

"Unfortunately it was part of me getting injured, so I was focusing on getting back and playing, helping the club to achieve our objective."

Xulu did not want to rule out a move just in case he doesn't reach an agreement with Maritzburg for a contract extension come the end of the season.

"Obviously going forward we would try to look for better options, but for now as I said, I want to stay here."

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