Tottenham Hotspur may be struggling so far this season, but central midfield has certainly been one of their strongest positions as Pochettino now has an embarrassment of riches in the middle of the park.
Holding midfielders include Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier, Oliver Skipp, and Victor Wanyama. While the likes of Christian Eriksen, Giovani Lo Celso, and Dele Alli can also play in that deeper role.
As a result, ex-footballer Noel Whelan has now tipped Wanyama to move on from Spurs in the new year to re-join his old club Celtic.
Wanyama spent two seasons at the Scottish club between 2011 and 2013, playing an impressive 91 games and scoring 13 goals (Wikipedia).
The Kenyan moved to Spurs in 2016 and has played 93 games, scoring seven goals, in his four seasons at the club, however, injuries have hampered his game time of late.
Wanyama recently admitted that he nearly left Spurs this summer (All Africa), and Whelan believes the midfield man will not be in North London for much longer.
Whelan said (Football Insider): “It looks like Wanyama’s Tottenham career is coming to an end. He’s had a lot of injury problems in the last few years and he can’t get in the team.
“No player can be happy not playing. He’ll want to get his career back on track and a move to Celtic on loan makes total sense.
“He knows the club really well, he knows Neil Lennon thinks the world of him and he would be playing regularly. I can see him joining in January, definitely.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Peak Wanyama and Dembele was the best midfield partnership Spurs have had in modern times, but the Kenyan looks to be at the end of his Spurs career. Unfortunately, for me, his injuries mean that I would rank a number of other players above him in the pecking order.
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