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Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes young midfielder Liam Jordan has the required
quality to make the switch to European football.
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The teenager, who is the son of former Bafana Bafana
international Keryn Jordan, was recently promoted to the Clever Boys'
first-team squad this term, despite his tender years.
And, while he is not expected to make an impact this season,
Hunt is expecting the midfielder's 'huge quality' to shine through in the
"I said it when I saw him a year ago that he is a
player that can play in Europe and he should leave," Hunt told
"I always look at a player and see if he can play in
Europe and that's the first thing I always say and he is a player that can play
"There's not many of those in South Africa but he's got
"He he's got all the basics, things that I look for and
like. He can strike a ball, he can pass a ball, and the technique is brilliant
"He can play in tight areas, small areas which is what
you want. The best players in the world can play in small areas. And he can do
that and he's got it, he's got huge ability."
Hunt even went so far as to suggest that the club would be
actively seeking to facilitate a move to Europe for the youngster.
He added: "It's certain that he can't stay here, we got
to move him."
Hunt also compared Liam to his father, Keryn, who passed
away two years ago, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
When asked if he thought Liam was the better footballer,
Hunt said: "Yeah, yeah... absolutely.
"I mean Keryn played for me too and he was a fantastic
goalscorer, but totally different types of players.
"But this boy, I don't think he'd be upset with what
I'm saying but he is a better footballer than his father was."