Barclays Premiership side Tottenham Hotspurs are reportedly ready to shell out a record R17 million for Supersport United captain Bongani Khumalo. The defender will fly out to London tonight for a week of training, according to reports. Khumalo will only join Spurs officially in the January transfer window, but will make regular trips in the meanwhile to White Hart Lane, which will allow him to adjust to coach Harry Redknapp's training regime. Players who make the jump from the PSL to a top flight league like the Premier League, without the intermediary step of playing in a lesser European league first, usually don't do very well, but Khumalo's maturity and focus should save him from embarrassments suffered by those who went before him. He is also a very powerful and determined defender, and is a good leader. Read more: TimesLive
While we have your attention...
An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.
Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé are our contribution to this unshakeable mission. It is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.
Join our mission to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Defend Truth.
"Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone" ~ Mark Twain on Jane Austen