The Big Debate: Should Jeremy Brockie be made to stay or allowed to go?
Posted: 29 August 2017 Time: 16:05
Rejecting a player's transfer request could lead to unhappiness and it could create divisions in a club. SuperSport United are adamant that they won’t release striker Jeremy Brockie, despite him handing in a transfer request last week.
KickOff.com’s Tshepang Mailwane says SuperSport are right not to let him go, but Lovemore Moyo feels Matsatsantsa should set him free. Here’s the BIG DEBATE…
Tshepang says… keep him
While I believe clubs should let go of a player who wants out, it’s also important for the players to know that they cannot simply hand in a transfer request and expect the club to simply just agree to what they want.
It does not work that way, because it would send out the wrong message to teammates who will continue to do the same in future when big clubs come their way. A contract is binding and players have to honour it.
The good thing about Brockie is that he has not stayed away from training in an attempt to force a move, so it tells me that their relationship is not broken. SuperSport need to keep him, especially because he renewed his contract with the club some time ago.
He is a key figure for the club upfront and they need him for their CAF Confederation Cup campaign. So now it’s up to coach Eric Tinkler to handle the situation well, get Brockie to focus again and get him back on the pitch.
Lovemore says… let him go
When a player puts in a transfer request it basically means his mind is made up that he no longer wants to play for that particular club.
Usually he will have already spoken to his prospective employers who will have then advised him to devise means of forcing his way out.
The trend is that the player who wants out then hands in a transfer request as a way of twisting his employers into then grudgingly agreeing to sell him to the highest bidder.
This brings us to case the issue of Jeremy Brockie.
Should SuperSport United really be forcing him to stay and expect him to remain committed when his heart is already elsewhere?
If there is a release clause I will rather SuperSport take the money or if there is no release clause then they can take the cash from the highest bidder and let the guy go. Of course SuperSport don’t want to sell to their rivals but what is the point in keeping an unhappy player?