Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi sign Rantie

Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi sign Rantie

Turkish Super Lig club Genclerbirligi have confirmed the permanent signing of South Africa international striker Tokelo Rantie

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The 25-year-old made three Premier League and three cup appearances for the Cherries last season, and has scored five goals for the club since his move from Malmo in 2013.

Rantie has struggled for form with Bournemouth and was not allocated a squad number for this season’s campaign.

However, despite leaving the club without having lived up to expectations, the forward expressed his gratitude to everyone at the club.

However, despite leaving the club without having lived up to expectations, the forward expressed his gratitude to everyone at the club.

The striker was at locker heads with Bournemouth after he failed to return fro pre season training

“Words will never express how thankful I am to each and every single one of you at Bournemouth for all you did for me,” he said on his Instagram page.

A statement on Bournemouth’s website read, “AFC Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie has completed a permanent transfer to Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi.

“The 25-year-old South African international made three Premier League and three cup appearances for the Cherries last season, and has scored five goals for the club since his move from Malmo in 2013.

“Rantie, who has been called up to the latest South Africa squad, joins the Turkish Super League side for an undisclosed fee.”

Genclerbirligi confirmed that the striker had completed his move after he passed an extensive medical. The deal is believed to be two years