he 26-year-old left Orlando Pirates in January last year in a move that shocked everybody in the football fraternity, and after six months of acclimatising to life back in Europe, he’s now undergoing his first preseason with the club.
Erasmus, who was recently invited to dinner with the presidents of South Africa and France, Jacob Zuma and Francois Hollande, has already gotten off the mark in preseason, and will be hoping for a few more goals in Ligue 1 this campaign.
Speaking to the Siya crew, his head coach, Gourcuff, said, “Kermit is a worker. He’s always listening and then applies himself. There is a lot of competition for his position, but he can fight for his place.
“In South Africa he may have played on the side sometimes, but I think that would be difficult here. The position of striker is much better suited to his personal qualities.
“He has many qualities, but most importantly his vivacity and technique. He is lively and clever, and while he may lack a bit of power, he must play to his strengths. He's a lovely boy to have here, and he doesn’t pose any problems in a group. He’s appreciated.”