Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama doesn’t have a future with the club, according to Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick.
The 52-time Kenya international joined Spurs from Southampton in 2016 and initially was a regular in the team. His first campaign at the club was definitely his most successful, playing 47 games in all competitions (including 36 in the Premier League) and scoring five goals overall (Transfermarkt).
He was outstanding that year and, on average, he won 6.6 duels, made 2.5 tackles and 1.9 clearances per game, as well as showing his ability on the ball with an average pass completion rate of 87% (SofaScore). However, since then his Tottenham career has been blighted by injuries, with cartilage damage hindering him in the 17/18 season whilst knee problems held him back last term (Transfermarkt).
As a result, he has really struggled to break back into the team, and Kilpatrick feels that his time in north London may now be coming to an end. Speaking in a Q&A with supporters via the Evening Standard, the journalist said: “Sadly, I think Wanyama has no future at Spurs. Injuries – specifically his long-term knee issue – have taken their toll and he no longer looks the same player who dominated the midfield in 2016-17.”
Unfortunately, it is difficult to disagree with Kilpatrick on this one. As he says, the 28-year-old has really struggled with injuries and he hasn’t been able to play many games since returning to fitness.
Indeed, this season he has been totally out of the picture and has managed to play just 23 minutes of Premier League football, with his only start of the campaign coming way back in September in an EFL Cup tie against League Two outfit Colchester United (Transfermarkt).
He is probably now at the bottom of the pecking order in terms of central midfielders, with Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks all ahead of him, and they also have new signing Gedson Fernandes and young Oliver Skipp in their squad.
With that in mind, it is hard to see Jose Mourinho requiring the Kenyan’s services anymore, so it seems logical for him to leave the club at the earliest opportunity.
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