Khumalo may avoid Spurs cull

2011-05-25 14:20

Johannesburg - It seems Bongani Khumalo's Tottenham Hotspur career could still be on the up.

The English media are reporting that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will sell a clutch of players in the next transfer window, as he looks to reduce the club's wage bill and make room for a few quality signings.

A list of players who will probably be shown the way out of White Hart Lane has been compiled, and Khumalo's name does not appear to be on it.

There had been some concern for Khumalo after he was sent on loan to Preston North End without ever kicking a ball for the Spurs first-team, and after full Cameroon international defender Sebastien Bassong demanded to leave after being frozen out.

But it looks as if Khumalo will be around next season to fight for his breakthrough in English top-flight football.

Not so lucky will be Bassong- who is looking for a new club already- and a host of other players with some big-name casualties likely.
One of Roman Pavlyuchenko or Jermain Defoe is expected to be sacrificed from the front-line.

And Ben Alnwick, Alan Hutton, Kyle Naughton, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, Wilson Palacios, Niko Kranjcar, Jamie O'Hara, Giovani dos Santos, Robbie Keane and goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes are all likely to be sent on their way by Redknapp.

Khumalo could be joined at Spurs by newcomers like West Ham's Scott Parker, Blackpool's Charlie Adam and Roger Johnson from Birmingham City.

Soccer Laduma

  • kgotlaetsile.dioka - 2011-05-25 15:05

    Harry is cleaning his house................................i 4c a wonderful season ahead with L/Pool, Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea & Man U looming

      Nyiko - 2011-05-25 15:40

      I agree with you bra, but Arsenal no no. They play school soccer and they will not win anything untill they buy three experienced players.

  • StoneKnows - 2011-05-25 16:00

    Harry never played Keane, Kranjcar, Santos now his selling them. These are great quality players

  • HagenDan - 2011-05-26 10:06

    This is stupid. Khumalo would never be an option for a "cull" because he's a new signing. The fact that he hasn't played first team football yet is not surprising at all, you don't toss a new signing from a vastly different league and country straight into first team action. He got loaned off to PNE to gain critical experience of the English game and has reportedly excelled there. Hopefully he shines in the first team next year but I wouldn't be surprised if his loan deal got extended or he was loaned to a lower EPL club!

      Mabhulwana - 2011-05-26 17:41

      What or who is stupid?

      HagenDan - 2011-05-27 09:22

      The idea that Spurs would be considering selling Khumalo only 5 months after they signed him when he's only received positive reviews...

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