Report: Club was close to midfielder deal before Spurs changed their terms

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Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has barely played any football for over a year. Since recovering from his long term injury woes, the midfielder has found himself out of favour initially under Mauricio Pochettino and now under Jose Mourinho.

The Kenyan international was reportedly close to an exit last summer and we covered reports from France last week (France Football) that suggested that Wanyama was close to joining Ligue 1 club Amiens on loan on deadline day.

According to the report, Spurs were willing to cover 70% of the midfielder’s wages in order to loan him out to the French club for six months.

A report in L’Equipe (as relayed by Sport Witness) now claims that the deal was close to being sealed only for Tottenham to change the terms of the deal in the last moment.

It is suggested that Wanyama was keen on trying his luck in France but Tottenham’s decision to move the goalposts towards the end made it hard to complete the transfer.

Amiens reportedly tried to revive the deal in the final moments but it is said to have proved impossible.

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When people wonder why it is always so hard for Spurs to get rid of our deadwood, it is clear that one of the reasons is Daniel Levy’s hardball stances. While it often ensures that we get great deals, like the Christian Eriksen example, it also makes it extremely difficult to shift players. That has certainly not helped our rebuild.

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