Chippa United bound Isaacs to be first signing in transfer window in January

Deal to take mercurial striker from Wits back to Cape Town in line to be first order of transfer window business in the PSL for the year 2013

Erwin Isaacs is likely to be the first purchase of the new transfer window when the market place opens for a month of business on Wednesday.

It is likely the sale of the mercurial striker from BidVest Wits to Chippa United will be the initial piece of business completed as clubs scurry to reinforce their squad for the second half of the season.

The deal, initially worth R2-million but rising to R3-million if Chippa are successful in staying up after their debut season in the Absa Premiership, might have been scuppered by premature release of details of the move.

Wits were peeved details of a proposed transfer to struggling Chippa were prematurely released by Chippa coach Farouk Abrahams.

Isaacs has not played since September after a fall out with Wits coach Antonio Lopez and has not settled in Johannesburg.

The striker, once a keen target for Kaizer Chiefs and with a Bafana Bafana cap to his name, has a reputation for a lively off-field lifestyle and a propensity to go off the rails at times.

His haphazard approach to his professional career was further confirmed by an interview he gave earlier this season when he admitted he had fake injury in the past to avoid having to travel away with his previous club Santos.

Despite his patchy reputation, Isaacs has one of the best goal to game ratios in the league with 61 goals in 166 career starts.