Bongani Khumalo is holding thumbs that Ipswich Town take him on loan for the season.
The South African international defender has been on trial with Tractor Boys, and has reportedly impressed manager Mick McCarthy.
The 26-year-old is said to be in advanced talks over a season-long switch to Portman Road from White Hart Lane, where he appears to have no future as a Tottenham Hotspur player.
According to Khumalo’s representative in the UK, he is desperate to get his English football career back on track, and is anxious for Ipswich to make him their man.
And fortunately for Khumalo, his hard work on trial seems to have paid off, with the agent suggesting that a deal appeals to all parties.
“It’s something both clubs want to do,” agent Matt Kleinman told EADT24.
“Bongani just wants to be playing football in England.”
“He feels like a move to Ipswich could really rejuvenate him,” the agent added.
“Mick McCarthy is obviously a former centre-half himself and he’s really filled Bongani with confidence again.”
Khumalo’s confidence must have taken a knock after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Spurs before being given the chance to make his mark there.
He joined the London club on a high, after impressing for South Africa at the 2010 World Cup (click to remember).
It seemed as if his career would follow the trajectory of defenders like Lucas Radebe and Aaron Mokoena, who enjoyed successful careers in English football.
And if he is signed by Ipswich and excels for them in the Championship, perhaps Khumalo will still fulfil the destiny that once appeared set out for him.