Victor Wanyama could be on his way out of Tottenham this summer after struggling for playing time, but Mauricio Pochettino already prepped for his potential departure with the club-record signing of Tanguy Ndombele. The 22-year-old is a belated replacement for Mousa Dembele and will ensure that Spurs won’t miss Wanyama if he’s sold.
Dembele and Wanyama were once regulars at the heart of the midfield for Tottenham, but Simon Jones of the Mail Online says Ndombele’s arrival is the reason why the latter can be offloaded. Moussa Sissoko’s rise to prominence in 2019 was the reason why Dembele wasn’t missed too much.
Wanyama amassed only 838 minutes of Premier League football in 2017/18 and 509 in 2018/19. The 28-year-old’s career has been depleted by injuries, but the reality is that he’s no longer needed. The fact there hasn’t been a lot of interest from English clubs speaks volumes too.
If Wanyama is sold, Pochettino will be left with Ndombele, Sissoko, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Winks. The Tottenham manager should be content with his midfield options going into next season, so he’s right to let the £65k-per-week man leave.