Wanyama’s manager insists that he his in his future plans

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Dom Le Roy

Victor Wanyama may not have featured for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season, yet the midfielder is still attracting plenty of newspaper headlines.

The 28-year-old is said to be the subject of interest by Club Brugge with Football Insider claiming that a deal has been agreed between Spurs and the Belgian club.

Wanyama’s boss with the Kenyan national team Francis Kimanzi has insisted that the captain still has a future in international football after coming under fire for his recent displays.

Kimanzi claimed that people need to remember what Wanyama has done for the national team and believes that there is no other player of his calibre available for selection.

Kimanzi told Radio Jambo: “Critics have the right to criticise, but every country is always proud of their talent which has reached the highest level of competitions worldwide,”

“There is no way we can disregard Wanyama and say his time with the national team is over as he is our captain and has been a good player for Harambee Stars.

“We cannot just pretend to forget our main player maybe because he is undergoing a challenging season we need to cast our minds back and see what he has done for the country before.”

He added: “[Wanyama] is still at the top level and playing in a competitive league, for now, we do not have anyone of his calibre so as to think of getting rid of him,” 

“He is the face of Harambee Stars and a good representative of the country.

“Egypt failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] but they still love and adore their main man Mohamed Salah and in Senegal, they have Sadio Mane and before Kenya had Dennis Oliech.”

Wanyama joined Tottenham from Southampton for £11million in June 2016 and went on to have a hugely successful season following his switch to White Hart Lane (BBC).  

However, knee injuries have blighted his career over the past two seasons which saw him play just 13 Premier League matches for Spurs in the last campaign (BBC).

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