Rotherham United loanee Andy Rinomhota opens up on his uncertain future

Andy Rinomhota has impressed during his loan spell at Rotherham United

Rotherham United loanee Andy Rinomhota is waiting until the end of the season before making a decision on where he’ll be playing next year.

The Zimbabwean midfielder has impressed in a Millers shirt in his nine matches since his January switch from fellow Championship side Cardiff City and many fans would be happy to see him sign a permanent deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The former Reading man has a contract with the Bluebirds until 2025 but had been out of favour in South Wales before his move north and club and player may decide the time is right to part company.

“I haven’t heard anything yet,” Rinomhota, who has been on duty with Zimbabwe during the international break, told the Advertiser.

“We’ll have to see what happens with my situation at Cardiff. I don’t know how things will turn out.”

The Leeds-born player has spent all of his career in the Championship and Rotherham’s impending relegation to League One could make them a less attractive proposition to the 26-year-old.

Andy Rinomhota in action for Zimbabwe against Zambia during last week’s Fifa international break

He racked up 139 appearances for Reading before turning down a new deal at the end of his contract in Berkshire and joining Cardiff in 2022.

He played 41 times in his first season at Cardiff City Stadium but there were only seven outings this term until the Millers offered him a deal to the close of the campaign late on in the New Year transfer window.

“Over the summer, there’s a lot of time to sort things out,” he said.

Rinomhota has established himself as a key figure for the Zimbabwe national team in recent months.
Last week he took part in the Four Nations Tournament –  an invitational friendly tournament consisting of the hosts Malawi, as well as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya.

At the semi-final stage, in the opening game with Zambia, Andy marshalled the Zimbabwe midfield through 120 minutes of football in which the two sides could not be separated.

Rinomhota coolly dispatched the fourth penalty of the shootout, which would help the Warriors progress as they prevailed after sudden death!

Waiting for Zimbabwe in the final was Kenya, who booked their spot with an emphatic 4-0 victory of the hosts Malawi.

Rinomhota played another full 90 minutes as the Warriors were unfortunately defeated by Kenya at the Bingu National Stadium.


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