Victor Wanyama has told his agent to find him a move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to a report by Football Insider.
The publication has revealed sources close to them have stated that the Kenya international has set his sights on a move abroad to try and revive his career.
Spurs are also believed to be happy enough to sell him this summer as he does not appear to be high in Mauricio Pochettino’s current pecking order.
With the big summer additions of Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, as well as the emergence of Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp in recent campaigns, Wanyama’s place in the Tottenham team appears to been under threat.
The fact that he has not featured for Spurs in their two Premier League matches suggests that his future could indeed lie away from north London, whilst injuries seem to have had a serious knock-on effect to the quality of his performances over the past 24 months or so.
Having missed 47 matches for Tottenham since the 2017/18 season (Transfermarkt), the Kenya international, who currently has 52 caps to his name, has been slammed by a couple of pundits for displays he made last season.
However, those injury problems could end up costing Wanyama and Tottenham this summer, as clubs may not be prepared to take a chance on him because of his rather poor record.
Football Insider noted that Spurs may not be able to get a permanent deal for the midfielder and, perhaps, may have to settle for an initial loan deal instead.
It should hardly come as a surprise that Wanyama is seeking a move this summer whilst the transfer window remains open across Europe.
The midfielder clearly does not look to be a part of Pochettino’s plans moving forward and, as mentioned, Spurs have plenty of talent in the middle of the park that is surely only going to make it even more difficult for the Kenya international to force his way back into contention.
With a couple of a weeks left, it will be interesting to see if any club decides to take the risk on him considering his poor injury record.
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