Chiefs to step up Isaacs chase?
Kaizer Chiefs could step up their chase for Santos striker Erwin Isaacs with the Bafana international set to leave the club this week.
Chiefs and BidVest wits have constantly been linked with the player in the recent past, and the AmaKhosi do still look a little light up front.
Santos owner Goolam Allie has confirmed negotiations for Isaacs are at an advanced stage and that his star asset will join the recent exodus from the relegated Cape Town club.
“We are hoping to have it all settled this week,” he said.
Isaacs will join Wayne Arendse and Eleazor Rodgers as the high profile departures after Santos lost out in June’s Premier Soccer League promotion-relegation play-offs.
Isaacs has long been a target for Chiefs but AmaKhosi’s football manager Bobby Motaung has recently scoffed at reports he is first in the queue for the 25-year-old, who has spent the last nine season at Santos after debuting as a 17-year-old.
Instead, it is likely Isaacs will go to either BidVest Wits or SuperSport United although Allie was tight lipped on the subject of which clubs he was negotiating with.
Isaacs has netted more than 60 goals in the Premier Soccer League and won a single cap for Bafana Bafana. He has long been rated as one of the league’s top strikers and likely to cost in the R3-R4-million range.