KickOff.com picks out five overseas-based players who are ripe for a move this transfer window
Posted: 31 December 2016 Time: 17:00
The January transfer window opens tomorrow when players from around the world can move on to new clubs.
There are a number of South African players based abroad who will be hoping to use this window to do just that.
KickOff.com looks at five of those who could do with a move.
THULANI SERERO (AJAX AMSTERDAM)
Serero was not even given a jersey number at Ajax or this season and turned down some potential transfers in the last window.
He has featured a little bit for Ajax’s reserves in recent weeks, but is well out of the first team frame.
There has been talk of Reading in the English Championship, though that appears to have gone quiet. Ajax would like to cash in as he enters the last six months of his contract.
MANDLA MASANGO (RANDERS)
Mandla Masango has no future at Danish side Randers, that much is clear. But he also has a contract up to 2018.
He angered his club by training with SuperSport United to keep fit this month while the Danish league is on their winter break. But the sooner he can negotiate an exit the better as it has also cost him his Bafana Bafana place.
GRANWALD SCOTT (SLOVAN BRATISLAVA)
Scott has never really been able to hold down a regular starting berth in Slovakia and has been hotly tipped for a move home to BidVest Wits this month.
It looks as though that might happen and his experience will be a big boost for Wits coach Gavin Hunt as they chase domestic league and African Champions League glory.
ANDILE JALI (KV OOSTENDE)
Jali has fallen out of favour at Belgian title-chasers KV Oostende and could do with a move away, either now or at the end of the season.
The club may be reluctant to let him go immediately as they seek league honours. The player has long spoken of ‘belonging’ at former club Orlando Pirates, but may feel he has unfinished business in Europe.
AYANDA PATOSI (LOKEREN)
Patosi has essentially been told he has no future at Belgian side Lokeren despite starting the season as one of their key players.
He will move, either in this window or the next, but his next destination will be intriguing for a player packed with talent, but who has often been accused of not putting the necessary focus and application into his career.