It’s been suggested this week that former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama could now be available this month following the injury problems that have plagued him in the last 18 months at Tottenham Hotspur.
After departing Parkhead for Southampton in the summer of 2013, the now 27-year-old made the switch to Spurs in 2016 and his style of play made him a fan favourite at White Hart Lane as he thrived under manager Mauricio Pochettino but in 2017/18 an injury in August ruled him out until the second half of the year and he’s been hit with troubles again this season, limiting him to only seven appearances.
A report in the Daily Mail this week suggested that West Bromwich Albion had made a move for him, but Wanyama didn’t want to drop into the Championship.
I can see arguments for and against a possible move for him, even if it was only a loan spell in some ways to get the benefits of getting him back on track, but given a fresh start could do him the world of good, if he’s flat-out refusing to drop into their second tier given the size of clubs in the Championship to get more game time and get his stock back on the rise, I can only imagine a return to us would be an utter disaster if that’s now his attitude on where he belongs to be.
The alternative is he’s confident he can get back in the Spurs squad when up to full fitness, in which case any interest from us would presumably be redundant as well until his career is closer to an end given his words about one day wanting to come back.