Leeds target Rantie blasts ‘media sh**’ on Bournemouth future

Date published: Friday 15th July 2016 11:44

Tokelo Rantie: Denies media lies

Tokelo Rantie has taken to social media to deny claims he has refused to travel on Bournemouth’s pre-season tour of the USA and amid claims he’s being targeted by Leeds United.

The South Africa striker has become something of a forgotten figure at Dean Court and he looks set to leave Eddie Howe’s men this summer.

Quotes in the media attributed to a close friend of the player said Rantie was considering his options this summer and had a number of transfer options to consider.

The quotes from pal Faourk Khan and in South African news outlet Times Media Digital stated: “At the moment he is in South Africa working in the gym‚ but that is not really good enough to stay in peak condition.

“And there are some very decent clubs in Europe who are interested in signing him‚ Leeds United being just one of them.

“He seems to be very much of the opinion that he should come home‚ but I personally think he is good enough to play in Europe.

“Bournemouth have been asking him to come back [for pre-season].

“And eventually I think he will have to succumb because he is under contract with them and will start incurring heavy fines.”

However, following these reports, Rantie has taken to social media and tweeted:

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