Vitesse-figurehead Guram Kashia wants to play football in the Netherlands again. The now 34-year-old stopper thinks the chances are small that his wish will actually be fulfilled.
At the press conference prior to the duel with Oranje, Georgian international Kashia is asked if he would like to return to the Netherlands. “Frankly, I hope so,” says the former Vitesse captain. “It is only very difficult because of the regulations in the Netherlands. Because I do not have a European passport, it is very difficult for clubs to sign me up.”
Because Kashia is a non-EU player, clubs have to pay him at least 150% of the average Eredivision salary. “So I would like to return,” Kashia continues. “I just want to play for the best teams in the world. However, that is not going to happen.”
Federal coach Willy Sagnol thinks Kashia wouldn‘t look out of place in the Eredivisie when he was comeback. “I must say that he is still very good physically,” says the Frenchman. “All Dutch clubs can see that tomorrow.”
Kashia played for Vitesse between 2010 and 2018. At that time, the stopper grew into a fixed value and figurehead of the club. After an adventure with San Jose Earthquakes, Kashia is now active at Lokomotivi Tbilisi in his homeland.
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