There’s a feeling that European clubs may struggle to sign players due to financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus outbreak that has negatively impacted clubs the world over.
The said clubs, however, have never paid big money for African talent emerging from the continent and with this in mind, European clubs could still be in a position to sign African players regardless of the current situation.
FARPost looks at Premier Soccer League (PSL) that should strongly explore the idea of moving abroad at this stage, starting with Teboho Mokoena.
Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)
The midfielder is hugely talented and testament to his abilities is the fact that he was the League’s Young Player of the Season in 2018/19. At 23, Mokoena is not getting any younger.
Belgian club Cercle Brugge are thought to have previously shown interest in the midfielder, but their attempts to lure him to their camp were apparently thwarted, but this has not been confirmed by SuperSport United. If, however, there are offers on the table, SuperSport should seriously consider the financial benefit, as well as the player’s future despite the latter signing a new long-term contract recently.
Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport United)
The left back-cum-winger has proved his worth in Matsatsantsa colours, with 149 matches to his name in just a few years at the club and like Mokoena, he’s also on a new long-term deal. He’s almost 25, however and for a player of his calibre, he would do well to move now rather than later. Whether SuperSport would be willing to part ways with one of their prized assets is a debate for another day. What’s clear is that he has the ability to compete in Europe, especially starting out in Leagues such as Belgian Pro League or France’s Ligue 1.
Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs)
The 22-year-old right back is one complete player; can defend and delivers some good crosses in the final third. He’s touted as a future Bafana Bafana player and is one player who has the ability to make it in Europe. The Port Elizabeth-born defender has been with Amakhosi for about 17 months, but if an opportunity comes his way, he’d do well to take it and move on to Europe.
Rushine De Reuck (Maritzburg United)
De Reuck, 24, was previously at Portuguese side FC Paços de Ferreira’s B side and with over 75 matches for the ‘Team of Choice’, the time could be right for him to take his game to the next level. De Reuck is apparently on the radar of Orlando Pirates, which may not be a bad move, but he’s shown the qualities that he can compete at an even higher level, which is in Europe’s top Leagues.
Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City)
Now 25, the midfielder’s dream is to play abroad and to be fair, he’s done fairly for the ‘Citizens’ to secure a move. City boss John Comitis has also insisted that if Nodada leaves, it’d be for an overseas club, which is in line with the KwaZulu Natal-born player’s wish.
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