Billiat stalling contract talks to move to Europe

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Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat is reportedly not going to renew his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns when it expires in June next year.

According to The Citizen, a South African newspaper, the player and  his agent are stalling the negotiations in order to pursue an overseas move.

“Billiat and his agent know that after one month, the player will be free to negotiate with other clubs. So you see, in January, the power will shift from Sundowns to them and they can negotiate with Sundowns on their terms,” said the newspaper’s source.

“I heard about Chiefs and Cape Town City, but what I know is that Billiat has set his sights on a European move. This is football, so one cannot rule out the possibility of him joining another SA club, but for now, his focus is to get an overseas move.”

Billiat has previously been linked with moves locally and abroad and with Egyptian side Zamalek the latest to join the race for the 27-year-old. His agent, Siyabulela Loyilane, was quoted in the media recently as saying that he and his client were in no rush to sign a new deal with Sundowns.