Montpellier winger Keagan Dolly will not make a switch to Kaizer Chiefs, according to his agent, Paul Mitchell.
The Bafana star has been with the French club since shortly after helping Mamelodi Sundowns to their maiden Caf Champions League title in 2016, and has spent much of the past two seasons under an injury cloud.
Keagan Dolly set to remain in France
Having played no club football throughout the entirety of the second half of the campaign, rumours emerged that the player was seeking to restart his career in South Africa, with Amakhosi emerging as the likeliest destination.
However, the links between the 27-year-old and the Naturena-based outfit have been rubbished by Mitchell, who spoke to SAFM earlier in the week.
“Dolly was in full training before lockdown and would have probably been on the bench for the next game.
“People forget that he broke his leg but thankfully the club values him and at this stage. He is definitely staying at Montpellier. So, there is no truth to reports that Dolly is coming back to South Africa.”Paul Mitchell
“The links to Chiefs are completely untrue. He is still only 27 and is in his prime. “His focus is Europe and if he had to leave France, I’m very sure he won’t be coming back to South Africa.”Paul Mitchell
No turning back
Dolly left South Africa having represented Ajax Cape Town and Sundowns over five seasons, where he made close to 100 league appearances.
The skilful winger has also turned out for times for Bafana, having made his debut as a 21-year-old under coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba in 2014.
His two international goals came in the same fixture, a 4-0 drubbing of The Gambia in an Afcon 2017 qualifier.
Dolly’s spell in France has seen games prove hard to come by, as he made just nine league appearances in his last two season, owing largely to injury woes.