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Salvadorean offer for Arnett’s Malcolm

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 1:00 AMNodley Wright
Malcolm

Kemal Malcolm's most productive goalscoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could land him a much coveted contract with a foreign club.

The Arnett Gardens representative, who has so far scored 10 goals this season to be third on the goalscoring table behind leaders Dino Williams with 14 and Cory Burke 12, is being eyed by Salvadorean First Division club Pasaquina.

"There is an offer coming for me but nothing is sealed yet. My focus is with Arnett Gardens now, but when I put pen to paper with any other team, then I can say whatever," the former St George's College Manning Cup star confirmed with The Gleaner on Sunday.

Then, he netted the winner for his team in a 2-1 success over Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League.

For Malcolm, who had a short spell on the US College circuit after leaving St George's, this opportunity will represent the realisation of a dream.

"It is a wonderful feeling. I am overwhelmed because as a youngster, my aim was always to play professionally overseas, so to get an offer to play overseas makes me very grateful and very happy. That shows that something is going on with me, that I am doing something good," the lightning-quick attacker said.

The opportunity, Malcolm said, was facilitated by his former teammate, McKaully Tulloch.

"This opportunity came about because of my friend, McKaully Tulloch. He hooked me up with his agent and the agent made some clippings of me with the goals that I have scored so far this season, and a few teams were interested. Pasaquina was one of them," he explained.

Malcolm said he is satisfied with what Pasaquina has put on the table, but the only stumbling block to this move could be the value placed on him by Arnett Gardens.

"I think Arnett Gardens will want something for me, and that is where the problem is going to be if there will be one. Because of the fact that I am scoring frequently now, they would not want to let me go," he reasoned.

With the Salvadorean league set to kick off in the middle of this month, Malcolm is hoping that things are sorted out quickly.