Gavin Hunt opens up on Kaizer Chiefs 2021/22 transfer plans


Chiefs have endured a two-window transfer ban from world football governing body FIFA, which has seen them unable to make new signings since January 2019.

Hunt's arrival at the start of the season meant he has had to make the most out of what he has at his disposal, with the exception of promoting three youth players this season.

While their remains a few days left in the current PSL transfer window, the 56-year-old admitted he has a long list of potential acquisitions for the July/August window ahead of next season.

"Like anybody, I've got a list longer than my arm but that's all pie in the sky. It's like saying you want this one but you know it's not possible," Hunt told the media.

"Realistically, we obviously looking at targets, like any other team. We haven't done it for some time now and that's pretty much basically how it works.

"But what's attainable and what's not attainable is always a problem, so we've got to be realistic. It's not about saying [who you want]... 

"It's easy, in football anybody can say, 'Oh, he's a good player', what about the player who's the right player? That's the most important thing. And that's what we need to do."

Having largely excelled with free-agent signings at Bidvest Wits previously, Hunt was asked whether he will be given a blank cheque book by Amakhosi.

"No, it's not going to work like that. Obviously everything will be done through the football manager [Bobby Motaung], in cohesion with myself and obviously a few other people," he explained.

"We'll see... Everything's done with a proper structure and proper signings, it's not going to just be anything, throwing [money] willy-nilly at this thing."

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