Ajax Cape Town winger Khama Billiat on trial at Lokomotiv Moscow
Posted: 1 July 2013 Time: 11:30
Khama Billiat will mix with some of Europe’s top players as he undergoes a final assessment at top Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow this week.
The Ajax Cape Town winger is arguably the hottest property during the transfer window, with Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns battling it out for his services.
But Mickey Paiva, the South African agent brokering the deal, reveals the Zimbabwean international is flying out of the country today to link up with Lokomotiv at their pre-season camp in Slovenia.
“Khama is leaving today for a final assessment with Lokomotiv Moscow,” Paiva tells KickOff.com. “They have been very satisfied with the DVDs we have shown them and now it’s just to look at him close up.
“It will be a great move for the player because Lokomotiv are a club with massive history – this will be a great chance for him.”
Despite having established European-based stars like Vedran Corluka, Felipe Caicedo, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Nigeria’s Victor Obinna in their ranks, Lokomotiv had been struggling in recent years and finished a disappointing ninth in the previous League season.
Paiva says they expect a final answer at the end of the week.
“He will be there for four days and then we’ll see what they come up with. I will then sit with Ajax Cape Town and his agent Edzai Kasinauyo, who have been very cooperative in making this happen, to see what is best for Khama.”