transfer talk

Spurs confirm deal to sign defender Khumalo

September 25, 2010

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that a deal to bring South Africa defender Bongani Khumalo to White Hart Lane is almost complete.

Bongani Khumalo caught the eye at the World Cup
GettyImagesBongani Khumalo caught the eye at the World Cup

Khumalo had a successful trial at the Premier League outfit and will complete his £1.5 million move from South African side Supersports when the transfer window opens in January.

Redknapp said: "I think we've done a deal for him. We're in the process of doing a deal for him. He's not expensive. We had him over on trial and we like him. He's got potential and we've got a tie up with the club Supersports so we've taken him on."

Khumalo, who was born in Swaziland, scored for his country during this summer's World Cup win over France.

Redknapp continued: "It will be a great chance for the kid. He's a great lad. He comes from a poor background and he's desperate for a chance and we're going to give him a chance.''