Utrecht general manager Wilco van Schaik has revealed reasons why the club rejected a number of offers for star striker Jacob Mulenga.
With his contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign, the Zambian was widely tipped to leave the club this summer, but Utrecht chiefs eventually opted not to cash in on their star player.
Rather than selling him this summer, they decided to keep hold of Mulenga for another season, despite the fact that he will be leaving on a free transfer next summer.
“There has been a lot of interest in Mulenga, but we did not let him go simply because he’s been too important for us,” general manager Wilco van Schaik explained to Voetbal International.
Jacob Mulenga joined Utrecht from Chateauroux back in the summer of 2009, and has since bagged 34 goals in 88 Eredivisie appearances for the club.
The 29-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from the club, but it appears he will have to wait until the summer to leave Stadion Galgenwaard.