Tottenham Hotspur have completed the transfer of South Africa international Bongani Khumalo.
Spurs reached a pre-contract agreement with Khumalo in October following a successful trial.
And the centre-back has now linked up with the Premier League club on a four-and-a-half year deal.
Spurs agreed a fee of around £1.5million with South African side Supersport United to sign the 23-year-old defender.
World Cup role
Khumalo, who was born in Swaziland, impressed during last summer's World Cup and played in each of South Africa's three group games, scoring the opener in the hosts' 2-1 win over France.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp already has a number of options in defence but doubts remain over the long-term fitness of injury-plagued centre-backs Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate.
Khumalo could make his debut in Spurs' FA Cup third-round clash at home to Charlton on Sunday.