Top 5 SA transfers so far!
MTNFootball.com picks our top five top transfers in South Africa during the current transfer window.
van de Laak (Ajax Cape Town)
OK, so we admit we know nothing about this guy, but it is always interesting to see how players from the mainstream leagues in Europe adapt to the PSL. Van de Laak certainly looks to be a player with good ability after playing for the Netherlands Under-21 side and almost 300 times in the Dutch Eredivisie. Whether he can stay injury-free will be the big question, but we are looking forward to seeing him in action.
Arwuah (Bloemfontein Celtic)
The Ghanaian is a much under-valued player and on his day is amongst the best in the PSL in that holding midfielder role. He was part of a swap deal that saw Clifford Mulenga move to SuperSport United, but for our money this is the better end of the deal. Mulenga can be a loose cannon, Arwuah is the consummate professional.
Okonkwo (Orlando Pirates)
He might be past his prime, we will have to see, but just having Onyekachi back in the PSL will raise the entertainment value, and possibly the cash in the coffers of the PSL DC. He is never far from trouble and in his first stint at Bucs threatened to beat up the referee in a charity game! He also went AWOL on a number of occasions to attend trials in Europe, and then when he finally did win a move there, signed for two clubs, Germanís FC Cologne and Swiss side FC Zurich. He was also a fine player in his last spell in the PSL but that was way back in 2007.
Gould (Kaizer Chiefs)
Gould should provide a big boost to the Kaizer Chiefs backline and has been one of the most consistent defenders in the PSL over the past three or four seasons while with SuperSport United. He also brings with him knowledge of winning the League, something most Chiefs players cannot identify with. And he should be good for five or six goals at the other end as well, providing threat from set-pieces. And whatís more, he is just a lovely man, so we wish him well!
Fransman (SuperSport United)
Fransman returns to the PSL after stints in Israel with Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Tel Aviv, where he had a largely successful time of it, winning League titles and playing in the UEFA Champions League. He was married last December and so has now decided to return to South Africa to continue his career. At the age of 28, he should be just about hitting his prime as a player and can feature in either central defence or midfield.