Spurs agree £11m fee for Southampton’s Victor Wanyama

It is reported that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a fee of £11m for Kenyan midfielder, Victor Wanyama.

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Victor Wanyama is reported to undergo a medical at White Hart Lane.

Wanyama worked under Mauricio Pochettino when the Argentine was manager at St Mary’s.

The Kenyan international has made 85 league appearances for the Saints, scoring four times since he joined from Celtic in 2013 for a fee of £12.5m.

The midfielder requested to leave in the last summer transfer window but remained at St Mary’s, guiding the Saints to a sixth-place finish.

If the transfer was to go ahead this would see pressure on young midfielders, Nabil Bentaleb, and Ryan Mason who have fallen out of place at White Hart Lane.

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Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason have fallen out of place at White Hart Lane.

Spurs fan, Louie Pedder commented on the transfer saying, “I think the reason we’ve struggled winning trophies in the last eight years is because we haven’t had the strength in depth, Wanyama would bring the strength in depth we need.

“I feel he’s as good as Dier and Dembélé on his day, but I don’t think he’ll be replacing them, we just need his sort of quality on the bench for the Champions League campaign and if were going for domestic titles soon, having Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll on the bench as back up is useless. They proved that when Alli and Dembélé were suspended at the end of last season, and we need cover for Dembélé at the beginning of next season, so I feel Wanyama is a positive signing.

“We’re a club that can spend £11million for a player who won’t be a regular starter and who is probably going to be happy sitting there waiting for his chance.

“Once he gets it I feel he’ll preform and the sales of Bentaleb, Mason and Carroll are inevitable, I think we’re a lot better than those sort of players now.”

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