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Were on the verge of Tunisia move

Tunisian club Jeunesse Sportive Kairouianaise remain “very interested” in acquiring the services of Kenya international Jesse Were.

But while the North African outfit is rumoured to have already agreed on personal terms with the Tusker FC forward, the two clubs remain miles apart in valuation of the player, Nairobi News understands.

Jeunesse are only said to be willing to part with $15,000 (Sh 1.3 million) in exchange for the former Mathare United forward, but Tusker are demanding atleast double that amount as transfer fee.

“Were wants to leave. That (Tunisia) club first showed interest in his services way back in June, but Tusker could hear none of that because the team stood a good chance of winning the league title,” a source privy to the deal told Nairobi News.

“Now that the situation has changed, the player’s representatives are hopeful scenario will  also change, or else they will start exerting pressure on Tusker to release the player,” the source added.

The Tunisian team have been tracking Were for the past six months, thanks to interest from the side’s current trainer Luc Eymael who formerly coached AFC Leopards in the Kenyan Premier League.

Were has scored 26 goals in the league and cups over the past two seasons, and is currently an integral part of Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson’s plans.