Spurs star admits it was unfortunate he didn’t leave the club in the summer

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Dom Le Roy

Victor Wanyama has claimed that it was unfortunate that he was unable to secure a move away from Tottenham Hotspur during the summer.

Tottenham were said to have agreed a £13.6million deal with Club Brugge for the Kenyan international only for the transfer to fail to materialise (BBC).

Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirmed last month that he did want to bring Wanyama back to the Scottish champions and refused to rule out a possible approach during the January transfer window (The Scottish Sun).

Wanyama made a huge impression during his first season at White Hart Lane following his £11million move from Southampton in 2016 (BBC) but has struggled in recent seasons with knee problems (Standard).

He has since found himself down on Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield pecking order behind the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier and Harry Winks.

He has insisted that he will continue to work hard in order to break back into the first team.

Whether Wanyama will have the opportunity to depart in January remains to be seen, but it would certainly make sense for him to get his career back on track elsewhere.

“For me, I am a professional player and sometimes you have to wait until everything is done.,” Wanyama told All Africa.

“Things were good but unfortunately the transfer didn’t happen.

“But I have to put my head down and work hard in training to be back on top form. I will keep working and wait for my chance in the team.”


Wanyama’s fall from grace due to his injury problems have been unfortunate, but we need to move on as a club and clear out the players who are not capable of taking us to the next level.

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