Two international Spurs players that could leave before Thursday's loan deadline

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We take a look at two Tottenham Hotspur players who could leave White Hart Lane before the loan window closes

As the closure of the Football League loan window approaches, we look at two Tottenham Hotspur players who could be targeted by clubs who look to prepare their squads for a busy Christmas period. 

At present, Spurs have 11 players out on loan with the majority spending their time at lower league English clubs. Grant Hall, Alex Pritchard Ryan Fredericks and Milos Veljkovic are all plying their trade in the Championship. While, Kenneth McEvoy, Shaquile Coulthirst and Jordan Archer all reside in Leagues One or Two. 

We take a look at two players who could join the list of names currently loaned out by Tottenham before the loan window slams shut. 

Bongani Khumalo:

After recently recovering from a serious knee injury, Khumalo is reportedly fit and able to make a loan move but at this moment in time still remains at Spurs. 

The South African international went out on loan to Football League Championship side Doncaster Rovers last season but was unable to steer them away from a final day relegation. 

He is a big, commanding central defender with a lot of experience and has proven in the past he is willing to drop a division and play in the Championship. 

Despite scares over his recent injury, the 27-year-old could prove to be a shrewd buy for the likes of Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers that have shown to have a soft spot at the back. Fulham have conceded more goals than any other side in the Championship, while Wolves have conceded eight goals in their last two games to promotion rivals.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto:

After helping Queens Park Rangers to promotion last year, it was thought he would sign a permanent deal with the club when the season ended. However, due to his reportedly unreasonable wage demands, the move didn't go through.

After six months of doing very little, Assou-Ekotto now needs first-team football in order to prove himself worthy for a place in the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations in January. A situation which makes a move to a short-term loan move to a Championship club ideal.

Although it would have to be one of the more exuberant spenders in the Championship, the experienced international defender could prove a worthwhile short-term signing due to him having something to prove to the Cameroon head coach.

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