Tottenham fans have been given a reminder of just how good Victor Wanyama was during his debut season at the club. The Kenyan midfielder signed for the club in summer 2016 for £11m, and his displays in the 2016/17 season were nothing short of sublime, earning him praise from club rival at the time Antonio Conte.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 20, 2019
The robust defensive midfielder struck up a solid partnership with Mousa Dembele in the middle of park at White Hart Lane as the club went unbeaten at home in the Premier League, finishing second in the league and reaching an FA Cup semi-final.
However, in recent years, injuries have taken their toll on Wanyama. The Kenyan is now nothing more than a bit-part squad player, although he played his part last season, featuring in midfield at The Etihad when the Lilywhites advanced past Man City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on Wanyama here:
He was unbelievable that season
— Nick Harrison (@nickharrison_) August 20, 2019
What a warrior he was that first Season…..
— Wayne Libonati (@libbo2003) August 20, 2019
Love the lad but he has glass legs
— (@zj_teoh28) August 20, 2019
Wanyama x Dembele was too much for any team
— (@_10Kane) August 20, 2019
That 16/17 team So glad we went through the final season at the old Lane unbeaten
— Stuart Longley (@stuartmlongley) August 20, 2019
Wanyama wa such a beast in that first season for us
— Pikey87 (@Dier_Eric15) August 20, 2019
Get in there Victor
— Luke Conlaund (@LukeConlaund4) August 20, 2019
The Lilywhites loved Wanyama in his 2016/17 season, although it’s just a shame he’s struggled to maintain consistency.
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