A few of South Africa’s national team key players will most definitely be on the move this coming transfer window in Europe.
FARPost looks at some of the players likely to have new homes soon.
The midfielder was a wanted man at the end of the 2018/19 season after EA Guingamp was relegated from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2 in France. Clubs like Stade Rennes and Brest in Ligue 1 wanted the 25-year-old’s signature in France whilst Trapzonspor in Turkey was also keen on his services but the club President spoke to him to stay one more season at the club to try help the team get promotion back to the top tier.
Now with the league canceled in France due to Covid 19 and Guingamp not able to gain promotion back to Ligue 1, Phiri is likely to be on the move this coming window as he looks at playing top flight football. In an interview with FARPost late last year the midfielder did indicate that a move back to Ligue 1 or the German Bundesliga would be a good step for him.
With a year left on his contract with Amiens the midfielder has made it clear that he won’t be signing a new deal with the club meaning in January he can sign with a club of his choice if they refuse to sell him. Already Zungu had a move to La Liga side Mallorca fail on deadline day in the previous window with his club president explaining that Zungu is a key player for the club towards surviving relegation so that’s why the move was blocked. Amiens are now relegated from Ligue 1 which is more reason for the club to sell the player who will definitely not be short of options to stay in the top division next season with his performances towards the end of the season earning him good reviews in France.
Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo’s current contract with the London-based club ends on June 30 and it remains to be seen where his next destination will be. Mokotjo is currently on the final days of an injury rehabilitation process and will hope to be fully fit at the start of the new season. He will either renew his contract at Griffin Park or go as a free agent to a new club.
With his loan at Belgian giants Club Brugge coming to an end in June and his possibilities of playing in England still slim after not acquiring enough points for a work permit, the Bafana Bafana striker will likely be looking for a new home for next season. It will either be another loan spell or the English side can sell the attacker permanently to a new club where he can settle down and focus on his game. Tau has had a good two seasons in Europe so far winning Player of the Year in the 2018/19 season while at Royale Union Saint Gilloise and winning the league title in the topflight with Brugge.
Dolly has been very unfortunate since moving to French side Montpelier in January 2017 with most of his stay there filled with long-term injuries. Now entering the last year of his contract with the former French champions it remains to be seen what the future holds for him. The winger will want to revive his career next season so a move away to a club where he can get regular game time could be the answer to his problems but yet a stay at Montpellier and fighting for his place in the team could also be an option for him. Montpelier will also be tempted to sell should a good offer come for the former Sundowns man rather than losing him for free next June at the end of his contract.
By Prince Sobayeni