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Morgan Gould contemplating move to India after Kaizer Chiefs dumped him

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Morgan Gould

Morgan Gould may look to emulate Sameehg Doutie and set his sights on India as the potential next step in his career‚ where the defender could earn a decent “retirement package” winding down his career.

Gould was among four players who did not have his contract renewed at Kaizer Chiefs nine days ago‚ in a 20-player clearout at Amakhosi.

The 33-year-old former Bafana Bafana centre-back may set his sights on a lucrative contract in Asia‚ and perhaps India’s cash-strapped new Super League‚ said his agent Glyn Binkin.

Former SuperSport United winger Sameehg Doutie played well last year. And will also be playing for Atlético de Kolkata.

Gould was a central figure in Chiefs’ 2012-13 PSL title-winning team‚ but notched just 21 league appearances in his last two injury-plagued seasons.

The Indian Super League has attracted big-name veterans such as Nicolas Anelka‚ Hélder Postiga‚Luis Garcia, Florent Malouda‚ Adrian Mutu and Brazil’s Roberto Carlos‚ Elano and Lucio. The average salary for a foreigner is R1.2 million annually.

Binkin said in South Africa there have been‚ “murmurings of interest but nothing concrete yet”.

Gould has 27 caps for Bafana. He missed out on the 2010 World Cup squad due to injury. He spent four seasons at Chiefs‚ and before that won three league titles at SuperSport United from 2008 to 2010.