Spurs told to increase offer for defender


SuperSport United have told Tottenham Hotspur they they’ll need to increase the bid in order to sign Bongani Khumalo.

The 23-year-old South African central defender was quoted earlier this week claiming that he was confident that a deal would be announced after he enjoyed a trial spell at Spurs last month.

Reading the quotes below from the SuperSport chairman, he’s got a bit of a cheek by suggesting that he can secure a better overseas move if he focuses on his game. I’m sure if we’re good enough for Rafael Van Der Vaart then we’re good enough for this lad!

“This is not a foregone conclusion and Tottenham will have to pitch a new and better offer during the next transfer window. Negotiations will open then,” SuperSport chairman Khulu Sibiya told the Sowetan.

He added: “People have very short memories when it comes to these kind of things. I can assure you that Bongani will look back and thank us.

“I am of the opinion that the player has a lot of potential and if he is patient and concentrates on cementing his place in the national team he will go far.

“I feel sure that in a few months Bongani’s stature will have risen and he will secure himself an even better overseas move.”

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  1. Yeah right, their chairman obviously means, "We are greedy and over-inflated, we want more money for him, and if we wait maybe we can con Man City into paying 4 times his worth as they have more money than sense…"
    Why let your player go on a trial with another club if you have no intention of selling to that club? Anyway, Spurs don't need him, and as we learned from the world cup, the Premiership is watched by as many African football fans as can access it. If you can't cement your national team place by playing in the best league in the world, watched world over, then you're probably not very good and don't deserve a transfer to the premiership.


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