Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern admit they have gotten used to big names leaving the club in the past couple of years, but reports from the Daily Mail have made a few spit out their pints in surprise.
Our landlord points out that the Saints have already lost defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United this summer, and losing Wanyama as well could prove catastrophic.
Wanyama has two years left on his contract and has told club officials he will not sign a new deal following interest from Tottenham.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman is adamant the powerful midfielder won’t be sold, but the news he is unhappy and unsettled at the club will come as a major blow.
The 24-year-old is said to have become unsettled following a burglary at his home last year, whilst he also feels his performances at St Mary’s have been undervalued.
One to watch closely before the close of the transfer window perhaps!
Our resident Spurs fans feel that Wanyama would be an excellent signing, and would add an element of steel to the club’s midfield!