The agent of the former Kaizer Chiefs striker, Dagan Semak, confirmed that his client will not join Cape Town after talks broke down between the two parties, and he also denied reports that the Serbian is suffering from a disturbing injury, and therefore the teams suffer from a disturbing injury. They were avoiding him.
In September 2021, while still at Chiefs, Norković went under the knife to repair damaged cartilage in his right knee, missing 14 league games in the 2021/22 season in the process. Amakosi released the Serbian striker in July last year, and Royal AM snatched him up as a free agent around seven months later.
Royal also abandoned the 31-year-old three months later, albeit illegally, prompting him to take the matter to FIFA, who have banned KZN from registering players until they pay him R12m.
Nurkovich was said to have been close to joining City after training with them when they returned for pre-season last month. However, the home-town side were unable to agree a deal with the Serb, and so the potential deal fell apart, according to Simac, who also allayed fears that Nurkovich has yet to truly recover from a knee injury two years ago.
“The Cape Town City deal is dead because we couldn’t come to an agreement. It’s a shame because at first it looked like he was going to sign but we ended up not finding each other. At the moment we don’t have anything on the table.” [referring to new offers]”,” Semak Sowetan said.
“I know there have been reports that Samir has had a nagging injury for a long time and that’s not true. He’s fit and ready to go again. It’s a pity that some teams seem skeptical about giving him a contract now. Samir has always been hard working and has been working behind the scenes to keep him fit. While still looking for a team.”