Last updated 7 months ago | By Robert Abong'o
If news on several English media are to go by, Victor Wanyama could end up a free agent.
Wanyama, who fell down the pecking order at Spurs following a horrific knee injury in 2018, has seemingly failed to convince the current manager that he is good enough for his first team.
Jose Mourinho, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino late last year, appears not to fancy the Kenyan skipper and has more than once left him out of the match day squad.
The Special one, during a press conference was asked why he had to drop Wanyama from his Champions League squad.
Here’s what he had to say:
“In practical terms it is the same. He is available to play. Victor and Michel Vorm is a different story. I feel safer by having Michel on the list. I don’t want to have the risk of losing Paulo or Hugo and not to have Michel on the list. Victor is in a position where we have lots of players. Winks, Dier, Skipp and Gedson,” said Mourinho.
It is now believed that the club is considering taking drastic measures to get Wanyama of their ballooning wage bill.
At the start of February, a Football Insider exclusive claimed the London-based club were considering terminating the Kenyan’s contract.
Wanyama has one and a half years remaining on his contract and is on a salary of around 65 thousand euros a week.
Football Insider claims the reason the club has found it difficult to sell Wanyama is because of the total cost of what’s remaining in his deal, which is estimated to be around five million pounds.
The player had a 10-million-pound valuation placed on him, which was reduced during the January transfer window to allow other clubs to show some interest.
German outfit Hertha Berlin showed the strongest interest in Wanyama, with French club Amiens and La Liga’s Leganes also vouching for his signature.
This season, Wanyama has only played four times – once under Jose Mourinho.
Whether Spurs will find a suitable buyer for Wanyama remains to be seen.