Even when Spurs have suffered a defensive injury crisis over the last two and a half years, they have failed to send for their January 2011 signing Bongani Khumalo. The South African international joined the club along with his compatriot Steven Pienaar in what must have been our most pointless transfer window and has yet to make a first team appearance.
In that time, Bongani has been sent out on loan three times but despite a less than impressive record as a Spurs player, the central defender looks set for another temporary deal at the start of 2013-14.
“Ipswich have indicated that they want to take Bongani on loan and have entered into discussions with Spurs, so we anticipate some sort of direction in the next 24-48 hours,” said the player’s representative Glyn Binkin.
“They’re talking about an initial loan for a year. Bongani has two years to go on his contract, so we will have to see what happens after that.”
Confirmation is expected shortly but if it’s not destination Portman Road then a loan deal elsewhere looks likely. Khumalo may be a capable player and the problem may be an unwillingness for another side to strike a permanent deal so in the meantime, his career remains in limbo.