Baxter – January Signing Is Very Possible But…
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has admitted that Amakhosi could make a signing in January but also warned that the chequebook is not a way to buy themselves out of trouble.
The Glamour Boys are currently suffered an injury crisis with both Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro being sidelined with injuries that required surgery.
As a consequence, Baxter was questioned whether he thinks the club should enter the market for another striker in January and the Englishman insisted they could do so, but any transfer must be part of a bigger plan and not out of desperation.
“Yeah, I think we as a football club, we’ve got to be careful to not solve problems with the chequebook,” he said during a press conference.
“I think a signing is very possible, very possible in January, but it must be a part of a strategy. It can’t be just because maybe the supporters expect us to make a signing, maybe we think we can plug a hole by making a signing.
“We have to have a strategy and the signing needs to be a part of that strategy. And the reason that you gave because the injuries we’ve incurred, yeah, we’ve got we’ve got Samir and Leo, who both of them foreign foreign players, both expected to be a source of goals for us and yet neither are anywhere near the field.
“So you would think that maybe, if we can make a signing to strengthen the striking department, it would be useful, you’d be right in that assumption.
“But I think we’d want to think, we do our work on the training field count, how much can we compensate there, we raise the level of the place that we have and then we make that marquee signing, to enhance everything.
“But we’ve got to be very careful to not believe that we can just buy our way out of trouble.”
Story by David Kappel (@kappilinho).