With the transfer window set to commence within the coming months, here is what all PSL fans can expect in the build-up to the event and once deals start taking place.
Over the years we have many exciting deals transpire during South Africa’s winter transfer market, and have even left fans shocked at times.
Here is what to expect…
Chiefs Will Be Linked With Every Possible Striker
With the club failing to see their strikers fire on all cylinders this season, Amakhosi are expected to have every striker linked with the club for a July arrival. They will probably sign an attacker but will the signing be able to cure the problem in front of goal? It remains to be seen…
Rumours Of Manyisa & Khune To Downs Will Flare Up
Throughout the January transfer window, both Oupa Manyisa and Itumeleng Khune were linked to an arrival at Mamelodi Sundowns’ headquarters. With no deal transpiring as of yet, we can definitely expect to hear these rumours flare up again.
Some Agent Will Say One Thing & The Opposite Will Happen
Thabo Moloto shot himself in the foot when he openly came out and claimed that Oupa Manyisa would be a Sundowns player in January. However, as we know, no such deal transpired and he landed up with egg on his face. We can expect a similar situation to happen across the board of agents as many will deny rumours but some of them will actually transpire.
Sundowns Will Sign 67 Players… Maybe Less
The Brazilians are notorious for buying players every transfer window and it is in the winter transfer market where they tend to splash most of their cash. If history is anything to go by, we can see a number of players signing for Sundowns.
Ajax Cape Town Will Be Forced To Sell Their Best Players
The problem with being a team that focuses on the development of players is that few big names arrive at Ikamva and the emerging stars land up leaving. With Ajax having experienced an impressive campaign under Roger De Sa so far, we can expect to see more than just Keagan Dolly being snatched away from the Mother City.
Gavin Hunt Will Complain About A Lack Of Funds
Every year Gavin Hunt goes on about how the team has no budget to buy players, and that tends to be his slogan throughout every season despite doing really well with the Clever Boys. Come this transfer window, rest assured Hunty will be singing the same song as his team notches up free agents.
Orlando Pirates Will Be Golden Arrows’ Feeder Club
With Golden Arrows having been promoted back into the top-flight of South African football, Dr Irvin Khoza will surely send some of the players he deems surplus to requirements to Arrows. The two clubs have had a good working relationship over the years and with Arrows set to have no budget to buy, loaning players from Pirates is the next best option.
Chiefs Will Be In A Major Rush To Tie Up Loose Ends
With eight players at Naturena just two months away from becoming a free agent, we can expect to see Bobby Motaung and co rushing to tie up loose ends in the hope of extending some of their contracts. If all those players land up leaving, Chiefs will be on the hunt for a massive amount of players.
Pirates Will Be On A Transfer Deadline Before Anyone Else
Should Orlando Pirates progress through the third round of the CAF Confederation Cup on May 14/15, the club will see their transfer deadline pushed forward somewhat - as they will have to register their new players for the CCC before the transfer deadline even closes. One can expect to see the Bucs shopping and securing signatures before most teams.
Finally, the start of every new season brings around a coaching reshuffle and we can expect many positions on the bench to undergo a reshuffle during the transfer market. Staggeringly, teams like Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have all be linked with new names, and let’s not forget we haven’t even touched on the other clubs.
What other things can you expect from the forthcoming transfer market.