Bongani Khumalo
Khumalo looks set to become the fourth Tottenham played loaned out ahead of next season.

Bongani Khumalo is set to join Tottenham Hotspur's raft of loan exits by joining Ipswich Town after a spell training with the Tractor Boys.

The South African has never made a professional appearance for Spurs since joining the club in January 2011 for a reported £1.5m from SuperSport United, spending last season on loan at PAOK Thessaloniki.

Having spent time on loan at Preston North End and Reading in the past, Khumalo is no stranger to the demands of the Football League, experience that will put him in good stead ahead of a spell at Portman Road.

The 26 year old Bafana Bafana skipper has spent the last week training with Ipswich and manager Mick McCarthy is keen to add the Tottenham defender to his squad on a temporary deal next ahead of next season.

"I was pleased with Borgani," McCarthy said. "I thought he did alright. He's very quick and athletic. I thought he did okay. I'm pleased with him.

"We're not looking to buy or sign him, we're looking at a possible loan deal."

McCarthy has already added six players to his squad ahead of the new campaign, including David McGoldrick from Nottingham Forest and Jay Tabb from Reading.

After taking over in November, McCarthy took Ipswich from the bottom of the Championship to a respectable 14th place finish and his side expected to among the clubs fighting for promotion next season.

Should Khumalo join Ipswich on loan he would become the fourth Tottenham player to agree a loan ahead of the new campaign, with Alex Pritchard, Grant Hall and Massimo Luongo having all joined Swindon Town.

After loan spells at Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland respectively last season, both Andros Townsend and Danny Rose can expect regular first-team opportunities for Tottenham this coming season, proof that impressive performances away from White Hart Lane do not go unnoticed by manager Andre Villas-Boas.