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Is Daniels’ Celtic Move Legal?

Bloemfontein Celtic yesterday announced the signing of Mamelodi Sundowns defender Clayton Daniels, although it remains to be seen as to whether the move will be allowed.

Daniels’ business manager, Rob Moore, recently told the crew that Sundowns had tabled an offer to terminate the player’s contract in the last 30 minutes of the recent transfer window, although that the ‘laughable’ offer had been turned down.

However, less than a week later, the Siya crew revealed that talks between Celtic and Daniels had reopened and that his signing was imminent.

Story: Daniels Joins Celtic

Now, with Daniels having been confirmed as a Siwelele player, questions have been raised as to how he managed to complete his move to the Free State.

It is common practice in world football that any player wishing to join a club as a free agent must be a free agent by the time the relevant transfer window shuts. Should he be released after the closure of the window, he has to wait until the next one to open before he can join a new club.

One case in point is that of former England international Sol Campbell, who was released from Notts County in September of 2009 and, despite training with Arsenal for a few months beforehand, only signed for the Gunners in the January of 2010.

With Moore explaining that Sundowns’ offer to terminate Daniels’ contract was turned down on transfer deadline day, it seems implausible that he was a free agent when the window shut on August 31.

There are no clear rules in the NSL rulebook that state against this practice, and the Siya crew are searching for answers from the PSL themselves as to whether the transfer is legal or not.

By Soccer-Laduma
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