NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan striker Michael Olunga will return to his Chinese club
Guizhou Zhicheng after his loan spell with Spain’s Girona
expires on June 30.
Harambee Stars striker believes his long term future will be
away from China as he is on the brink of signing a permanent
contract with an English Premier League side during the current
Olunga, currently in
Kenya for his holiday, has not travelled with the national team
to Mumbai for the Hero Intercontinental Cup tournament, where
Harambee Stars is playing in a four-team tournament.
Coach Dylan Kerr,
who was instrumental in securing Olunga his transfer to the
Chinese league, said on Saturday he is finalizing plans for
Olunga to move to England.
Speaking in Nairobi,
Kerr, who is the coach of Gor Mahia, the Kenyan premier league
Champions, said he is not in a position to commend on the clubs
keen to sign the Kenyan striker.
“I tried to sign
Olunga two times but he went overseas. He has made his mark on
the European market with the one year spell in Spain. But he is
now leaving Girona. His advisors have called me asking if he can
go to England,” said Kerr.
Olunga, 24, spent
last season on loan at Girona FC from Chinese club Guizhou
after being relegated to the reserve team as the Chinese clubs
tried to comply with the newly introduced Chinese Super League (CSL)
foreign quota rule.
With the Chinese
club still having more than five foreign players, Olunga will
remain ineligible to play for Guizhou. CSL stipulates a strict
foreign quota of a maximum of five foreigners in a team.
who want him to play in England, are asking for my help to
secure him a move to England because still have contacts in
England. I am in touch with a few clubs there. But, I cannot
reveal a lot now,” said Kerr.