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Tottenham Hotspur: Victor Wanyama handed ultimatum by Club Brugge

Tottenham Hotspur: Victor Wanyama handed ultimatum by Club Brugge

Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama has been given an ultimatum by Club Brugge, according to a report by Het Nieuwsblad (via Sport Witness).

It has been claimed the Belgian outfit want to have a deal for the Kenya international completed by Friday as they want a sufficient amount of time to find someone else if the transfer collapses.

It is said that Daniel Levy is working hard to ensure that a deal does go through, although it appears to be entirely dependent on the 28-year-old at this moment in time in regards to financial details, who is thought to want to leave the north London outfit.

Wanyama must, surely, want to see a move to Club Brugge materialise as it could be the perfect opportunity for him to get back to playing regular competitive football.

Over the last two seasons, the 28-year-old has had to tough it on the sidelines as appearances have become hard to come by for him because of injuries and the added competition to the side. The likes of Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks have emerged from the academy ranks and the resurgence of Moussa Sissoko and the additions of Tanguy Ndombele and, perhaps, Giovani Lo Celso will have only pushed him further down Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order.

In the last 48 months or so, Wanyama has missed 47 matches and has subsequently only been able to make a total of 46 appearances for Spurs in the last two seasons – 24 in 2017/18 and 22 in 2018/19.

Club Brugge could give him the regular football he is looking for, whilst he would also still be in the Champions League as the Belgian outfit defeated LASK Linz 3-1 on aggregate to progress to the Group Stage of the competition.

It might not be a surprise that there are financial details that are holding up the process, as Wanyama is said to be earning around £65,000-a-week (Spotrac), something The London Evening Standard hinted at being a possible problem when news of this particular transfer started to emerge.

With Wanyama’s desperation to seek a new move elsewhere and the potential of still playing Champions League football with Club Brugge this season, it would have to be considered a rather big disaster for the Kenya international if he were to see a deal fall through.

Nobody likes to take a pay-cut when they are on a nice earning salary, but the prospect of playing regular competitive football once again instead of sitting on the bench and waiting for an opportunity appears to be greater in Belgium.

Indeed, for that reason, the 28-year-old must do all he can to ensure he meets the ultimatum put to him and completes a deal.

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