Report reveals the real reason why Spurs were unable to offload this player in the summer

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According to a report by the Express, Tottenham were keen on getting rid of Victor Wanyama this summer, despite a deal never materialising.

Spurs were apparently close to a £10m deal with Club Brugges in Belgium, but the transfer collapsed as late as deadline day on September 2.

Belgian publication, Het Laatste Nieuws, has now revealed exactly when the deal fell through right at the death this summer.

They claim that Brugges simply opted to bring in Eder Balanta from Basel instead of Wanyama, with the 26-year-old defensive midfielder signing for £2.4m.

It appears it was a one or the other type scenario and Brugges decided to go for the younger and cheaper player.

This leaves Wanyama way down the pecking order at Spurs for at least until January. He currently has the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Oliver Skipp, Christian Eriksen, and Giovani Lo Celso to compete with for those central midfield spots.

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