Cape Town - SuperSport United forward Bradley Grobler has come out and said that he respects the club's decision to reject a bid from Orlando Pirates for his services during the transfer window.
The forward was thought to be heading to the Soweto giants in a swap deal that saw Thamsanqa Gabuza and Kudakwashe Mahachi join Matsatsantsa.
However, the 31-year-old Grobler has now revealed that SuperSport was adamant that he would not leave the club.
Grobler told reporters: "I wouldn't say anything went wrong.
"Pirates made an approach to SuperSport but the club was adamant that I am not going anywhere in this transfer window.
"Coach Kaitano (Tembo) believes in me and he knows that I know the way we play, and he asked them not to let me go.
"As a player, I respect that, I appreciate that. I have started the season extremely well and I can't be disappointed."
The striker revealed it would have been an honour to join a big team like Pirates but that he is happy at the Tshwane club.
Grobler continued: "If anything, mentally it motivated me. Yes, it would have been a huge honour to play for Pirates because they are a massive team in South African football, but at the same time, I am happy at SuperSport.
"I am enjoying my football. The club has been good to me. I always looked at it in a positive way.
"If I went to a team like Pirates, I was going to be happy if I stayed at SuperSport, I am happy."