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Erasmus’ Options: Why He Won’t Be Back In SA

Kermit Erasmus Won't Be Coming Back To South Africa Now

By Joe Crann - Feb 09, 2018 04:26 PM @YesWeCrann
Kermit Erasmus is a free agent after agreeing to a mutual termination of his contract with Stade Rennais but has limited options in terms of where he can go due to FIFA’s rules.
 
After a difficult spell in France, Erasmus is now on the hunt for the next move in his career as he looks to get back on track and playing football again, though now as a free agent rather than as a Rennes player. 
 
The 27-year-old South African international enjoyed a successful spell with RC Lens last season that almost resulted in promotion and a permanent move, however, their heartbreak on the last days of their campaign meant that he remained with Rennes. 
 
 
Now, with an agreement of his termination only being reached this week, Erasmus has limited options due to the FIFA rule that restricts movement outside of a window for players that weren’t free when the window closed. 
 
The actual rule says, “A professional whose contract has expired prior to the end of a registration period may be registered outside that registration period.” 
 
This means that the former Orlando Pirates man can still move to nations such as Turkey or Sweden, who have their windows still open but will not be able to return to South Africa or any of the other countries who saw their windows close at the end of January. Once the next round of windows open up then he will be able to move freely.
 
A similar situation happened with Arsenal legend, Sol Campbell, back in 2009 when he wasn’t allowed to sign for Arsenal because he had terminated his contract with Notts County in September after the window closed. 
 

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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe Feb 12, 2018 03:16 PM
@bbs1977 YOU TALKING LIKE YOU ARE GUARANTEED THAT WHEN HE COMES BACK HE WILL GO TO PIERATS!
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bbs1977 Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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bbs1977 Feb 12, 2018 02:43 PM
@Mentashe You sound like a VERY SCARED Zebra.
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Mentashe Feb 12, 2018 11:15 AM
NO MR. EDITOR HE WILL RATHER GO AND PLAY IN THE THIRD DIVISION BECAUSE HE HAD A BIG MOUTH THE LAST TIME HE WAS HERE, HE SAID HE REGRETTED COMING BACK TO THE PSL, SO IT WILL BE TOO EMBARRASSING FOR HIM AS HE FAILED THERE.
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kaizerSandownsPirates Feb 10, 2018 02:05 PM
he must come back to pls
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GLetsoko Joined: 27 Aug 2013
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GLetsoko Feb 10, 2018 08:42 AM
Yena aya kwini. He should've stayed at Pirates. Maybe he should try his luck at Sweden.
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setlaboswana Feb 09, 2018 11:34 PM
@Dave1992, disappointing indeed.
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Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
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Dave1992 Feb 09, 2018 11:29 PM
@setlaboswana mate french ain't that difficult to learn just that South African players are so flipping lazy,they spend most of their precious time on twitter and instagram..average,always home sick that's SA's players for ya
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Feb 09, 2018 09:13 PM
Maybe Sweden...........
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Feb 09, 2018 05:56 PM
I think it is a matter of interpretation, French is a difficult language to understand.
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Bongz4bucs.. Feb 09, 2018 05:45 PM
Gr8 player
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Love-downs Joined: 30 Dec 2017
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Love-downs Feb 09, 2018 04:56 PM
Now that is a bull chime law by FIFA, these guys r ruining football with all these nonsense rules, so what must Erasmus do in the meantime? Laze-arround? Bull
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Tom Po KeCanon Feb 09, 2018 04:51 PM
Corrupt agents and Media exaggerates these calves. They think they will change into working horse. A calf grows up into a cow/bull finish.
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Gabriel innocent mugabe Feb 09, 2018 04:41 PM
he's a die hard fan of perfume dats y he collapsed

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