Sky Sources understand that Spurs are edging ever closer to signing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama who looks set to reunite with former manager Mauricio Pochettino, after all-but confirming his exit.
Sky Sports claim that Southampton are keen on recouping at the very least what the paid for the Kenyan international, but Spurs are understood to have negotiated a deal for just under what the Saints signing him from Cletic for, £12m.
Reports last summer suggested that Spurs are extremely keen on signing the central midfielder, and the player himself told manager Ronald Koeman that he was interested in a move to Spurs, but the side from St. Mary’s refused to let him go.
One year on, and Wanyama is seemingly still interested in a move away from managerless Southampton to White Hart Lane, and this time, the move could go through for a fee of just under £12m, a fee considerably less than what Spurs were reportedly were prepared to pay this time last year.
Now, the midfielder has spoken out about his proposed move away from the South coast, and it is very encouraging for Spurs fans as they move closer to signing their man, saying this to Soka25east.
“It’s always a tough moment leaving a club that you are so much used to their tradition and fans but again it’s always the dream of any footballer to play at the very top level like Champions League. I will definitely miss the awesome Southampton fans who always showed me love and I know they will fully understand my decision.”
Leicester have also been linked with the midfielder, but it looks like Spurs will beat the Premier League champions to their target, and what a good signing it would be for Spurs. We know Wanyama can play under the Pochettino style from the Argentine coach’s time at the Saints, and should have no problem slotting into the Spurs side.
This signing should it go through would break that trend that Spurs have followed over the past few transfer windows. It is no secret that Spurs have been looking to strengthen the squad this summer, and Spurs may have found that rather than looking abroad, the answer could well be standing right in front of them in the Premier League.