Tottenham Hotspur have revealed they have reached a pre-contract agreement with SuperSport United for the transfer of Bongani Khumalo.
The South Africa international defender had a trial at the north London club in September and will join, subject to a work permit being granted, in January.
"We are delighted to announce that we have reached a pre-contract agreement with SuperSport United for the transfer of Bongani Khumalo to the Club in January 2011, subject to a work permit being granted," read a club statement.
SuperSport United are one of Tottenham's partner clubs and recently won a third straight South African Premier League title.
Khumalo was part of South Africa's World Cup squad and scored the winning goal in their group stage victory over France.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has struggled to send out a settled defence this season with Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson sidelined with long-term injuries and Ledley King plagued by a chronic knee problem.