One of the most difficult decisions football coaches face in the January transfer window is whether to bolster their resources or stick with their squads to minimise the risk of disruption. Timothy Molobi offers some advice to Absa Premiership clubs
At this time of year, club football is inundated with transfer rumours and speculation, with the January window in full swing. And as we enter the rush period when clubs are eager to bolster their teams and sign that all-important player, the question is: do teams really need to make major signings?
This transfer period rarely produces shocks, as it’s mostly intended for introducing stop-gap measures.
Most signings are risky, as players have less time to adapt to their new clubs and prices become artificially inflated – clubs tend to be more desperate midway through a season and negotiations can often be rushed.
This is a time when clubs primarily start to plan ahead for the next season by tying up players who will be out of contract come June.
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