Agent predicts slow PSL transfer window

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Well known player agent Gerald Baloyi of Vodia Players Management predicts a slow January transfer window due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The PSL transfer window officially opened today and will run until February 15.

Baloyi says this will force clubs to go for players who will immediately hit the ground running instead of taking on riskier signings.

"This season's [January] transfer window I don't think it will be that busy you see, the Covid has destroyed a lot of teams financially," Baloyi tells KickOff.com.

"And you know some teams will need to sign big players, so ja that's what's going to kill us when it comes to signings, signing-on fees, nobody will pay that much money.

"I think this Covid has stopped everything you see, because even companies as you know they are retrenching because they are complaining about money.

"Ja clubs they are not going to sign big names now so eish... so let's say two big teams now maybe they can sign three players to join them you see, but I don't think the other teams will survive to sign quality players because Covid has hurt them a lot."

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"For now you should get players who are still looking to make a name for themselves," Baloyi reckons. "Not because they come cheap, no player comes cheap. All over the world there's no cheap player. All the players are the same you see, even if they come from a rural area it's the same.

"All I'm saying is teams will be looking for a player that is going to immediately gel with the team. I wouldn't say a big name [player] because a big name can fail, and you find that the one from ekasi is the one who will quickly gel with the team you see.

"But the player that will come and fit into the team's system is fine."

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