The Bafana Bafana defender, who played all 90 minutes of Spurs’ 3-0 Vodacom Challenge Final defeat of Orlando Pirates on Saturday, has been tipped to go out on loan – and it seems Reading have now beaten the likes of Glasgow Rangers and Bristol City to the move.
“Yeah, it looks like it will happen,” Redknapp responded when asked by KickOff.com if the Reading move was completed. “We have the option of a recall in January, but it will be a good move for him. He’s a good lad.”
Redknapp says there are a few things counting against Khumalo in trying to make the Spurs first team.
“Look, he lacks experience. This is only his first year. Also, I have experienced defenders like Ledley King, William Gallas, Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul, Sebastien Bassong … it’s will be difficult for him to get into the team.
“He will be much better off going out on loan to gain experience and adapt to the lifestyle in England. I’m sure in a year he will come back a better player for it; then it will be up to him to prove whether he is good enough to start for Spurs.”