Why Wanyama is keeping Club Brugge waiting after the club offered him a deal that will make him their highest-paid player

By Game Yetu: Tuesday, August 27th 2019 at 11:43 GMT +3 | Football
Mauricio Pochettino and Victor Wanyama

Football fans have been waiting to see whether Kenyan Midfielder Victor Wanyama has made his decision which football club he will be joining before the European window closes.

It is understood that Club Brugge are in talks with Tottenham over a move for the 28-year-old in the current transfer window.

But according to the Sun, Wanyama is expected to decide on a proposed move to Club Brugge if the Belgian side makes it through to the Champions League group stage.

Club Brugge are close to securing a spot in the group stages of the Champions League after they won the first leg of their play-off against Austrian side LASK Linz 1-0 on Tuesday, with the rematch at homecoming on Wednesday (tomorrow).

The  Scottish Sun reports that Club Brugge have offered Wanyama a five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the club's history on £65,000 per week (Sh8.2millon).

With  Spurs seemingly having already accepted a £13.5m offer from the Belgian side, Wanyama is expected any time in Belgium to finalise his move to Club Brugge.

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There have also been reports that Wanyama is expected to re-sign with Celtic after the midfielder made a phone call to his former team-mate Fraser Forster to dropped a hint that he could return to the club as he looks set to leave Spurs this summer.

Celtic last week confirmed the return of Forster on a season-long loan deal - five years after selling him to Southampton for £10m.

Wanyama has slipped down the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino following the summer additions of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.

Last week, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino made it clear that he’s done with Wanyama after he said that his Tottenham career has gone “backwards” and shrugging: “We are not a charity.” 

He said: "It's all about performance. Football is for today and tomorrow, not yesterday.

"Y "In the case of Victor, he suffered an injury and another player stepped up and took his place. We are in a team, we are not a charity.

"Victor is a very important player and, for different circumstances, went backwards.

“That is the evolution of football and things like that happen naturally at all clubs."

Wanyama’s career

Wanyama started his professional career with Belgian side Germinal Beerschot AC in 2009 staying at the club for two years before moving on to Scotland giants Celtic for another two years.

He then made his move to Southampton on 11 July 2013 for £11.5m.

He joined Spurs from Southampton in the summer of 2016 but has slipped down the pecking order and has yet to feature for the London club this season.

His career since he joined Spurs has been marred by bursts of nagging injuries, which have also kept the midfielder out of action in crucial parts of the season.

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