Report: Levy set to block West Ham’s move for Spurs midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Football Insider, Daniel Levy is ready to block West Ham United’s pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama in the January transfer window.

The Hammers are reportedly keen to land Wanyama next month with both manager Manuel Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos said to be long-time admirers of the Kenyan international.

Wanyama has seen very little game time this season and has seen the likes of Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, and even Oliver Skipp all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.

While Spurs are said to be open to letting Wanyama leave in January, Levy will reportedly not entertain any bid from West Ham as the Spurs chief is said to have a frosty relationship with the West Ham board.

It is claimed that both clubs have struggled to work on various transfers in the past and that the two boards’ relationship with each other suffered even further when they were contesting for the Olympic Stadium, which was eventually won by West Ham.

Wanyama was said to have been the subject of a £13million offer from Club Brugge which Spurs accepted in the summer only for the former Celtic player to show his disinterest in the move (BBC).

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I’ve always thought of Levy has someone who was willing to make compromises in order to get the best possible deals for the club. So, it is surprising to note that he has this policy of not doing business with West Ham. Regardless, I believe a move away from the PL would be ideal for Wanyama as it is not clear if his body can cope with the intensity of English football anymore.

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