Date: 27th April 2018 at 7:00pm
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Victor Wanyama could be one of four players who could be leaving the club in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Kenyan has had his injury problems during his second season, but he has always been a firm favourite of Mauricio Pochettino.

He worked with Poch at Southampton before being signed by the Argentinian for a second time.

The club are said to rate the 26-year-old at £50m, and although he has played an important role for the team, the Mail asserts that we could be prepared to sell him to fund improvements to the squad.

Pochettino is keen to revamp the team they say, and it may mean losing up to four players to finance his plans.

It would be a huge surprise if Victor was allowed to leave. Considering the uncertainty surrounding Mousa Dembele’s contract situation, allowing another central midfield player to go would be a huge risk.

It would leave a severely weakened midfield that would have to be strengthened significantly before the start of next season.

 

6 Replies to “Surprise Name Linked With £50m Departure From Tottenham”

  • Maybe a change in formation to a 3 at the back with box to box mids and wingers rather than DMs …Winks Alli and potentially Onamah can all provide more creativity than Wanyama and Dembele in a midfield role

  • Can’t see it happening, Wanyama before his injury was often a stand out player. We need to get him properly fully fit, and give him opportunity particularly in games where need solidity and a physical presence in CMF. Regarding Dembele’s contract situation, I wouldn’t let him hold the club to ransom, he is rapidly approaching his sell by date as has been demonstrated in one or two key games this season, and also his fitness issues must give rise to concerns into the future.

  • Wanyama’s about to start year 3 of his 5 year contract. That is normally when we get these players signed up to new long term contracts on improved terms. My theory here is that this is just his agent using the media to negotiate with Levy. We’ve countered that by valuing a player we bought for £11m at £50m. Let’s hope both parties can get pen to paper.

    The only other reason I could see Poch letting him go is due to long term fitness concerns. In the last round of international fixtures the Kenyan management team sent him home for their second fixture citing his left knee as the reason. It was strongly implied that his injury from Aug to Dec hasn’t cleared up in the second half of the season and we’ve been patching him up to participate in games. That has made him a shadow of the player we saw last season. We also know that his injury record at Saints wasn’t the best either with him missing a chunk of football under Poch and Koeman. In fact in 3 seasons there he didn’t manage 40 games once for Saints. He did manage 47 appearances for us last season though.

    Time will tell what’s really going on with Wanyama.

  • Wanyama has been only a shadow of what he was a season ago. Some players never come all the way back after an injury. Who knows, but Pochemon can sell him on if he wants. Wanyama didn’t contribute all that much this season, and we’ve been basially Okay.

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