A former Kaizer Chiefs star has completed a transfer to Major League Soccer (MLS) club Houston Dynamo, pending a successful medical.
New Dynamo owner Ted Segal personally announced the signing of ex-Amakhosi defender Teenage Hadebe during a press conference on Tuesday, with the transfer fee believed to be about $1.65 million (R24 million).
The Zimbabwe international is set to join the MLS side on a three-year deal following a fruitful spell at Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
Segal revealed the stiff competition he faced for the centre-back's signature, leaving him with no choice but to sign him as a designated player (a rule that allows MLS franchises to sign up to three players that would be considered outside their salary cap).
"He was not originally going to be a designated player, but his strong finish to the season [in Turkey] brought other teams into the fold so we had to pay more," the club owner explained.
Having joined Chiefs from top-flight Zimbabwean side Chicken Inn in 2017, the defender will now be taking his career to a fourth country. His stay at Naturena lasted only two seasons before he secured a move to Malatyaspor in Turkey, and went on to make 60 appearances for the Super Lig side before his latest switch.
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