According to The Mail Online, West Brom are enquiring about the potential signing of Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama.
The robust Kenyan has struggled for game time this season, having only made one Premier League start. This is largely down to the fact that he has been ravaged by injury, but there is also the feeling that manager Mauricio Pochettino has gone off the player. The resurgence of Moussa Sissoko this season has meant that Wanyama is behind a host of other players for a midfield berth, such as Mousa Dembélé, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and even Oliver Skipp in recent weeks.
This would certainly an ambitious swoop by The Baggies, who may need to pay a sizeable fee for the 27-year-old, but it would nonetheless be a huge signing to boost their promotion hopes. West Brom have an ageing midfield, with both Gareth Barry and Chris Brunt both well in their 30s. Darren Moore will want a younger, more dependable midfielder, to complement the attacking prowess that the club currently have.
However, what this interest indicates more than anything else is The Baggies’ future planning, and in particular, planning for life back in the Premier League. Wanyama is a proven performer in England’s top division, and has admitted that he wants to remain in the league. While he would have to drop down a division to join West Brom, that could only be for a short while as the club could lure him with a return to the Premier League, where he would be a mainstay at The Hawthorns. This is an ambitious attempt from West Brom, but one that could bring a lot of long-term success.
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