Harambee Stars' Victor Wanyama Set To Leave Tottenham

  • Victor Wanyama's future looks uncertain after Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, revealed that he was willing to lose the player in the January transfer window.

    According to Britain's Daily Mail, Wanyama was among the four players, including Mousa Dembele, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen, who could be offloaded in the next window.

    Nonetheless, it is alleged that the Kenyan star midfielder wants to stay at the club, but Mauricio Pochettino is keen on getting his relatively high wages off their books.

    “Wanyama may be the surprise name on the list. He does not wish to leave but has been hindered by niggling knee injuries. He is under contract until 2021 and has been discussed by West Ham among others,” the British tabloid read in part.

    According to the reports, however, Wanyama's protracted injuries and consequently lack of game time could be the main reason for his set departure.

    The Kenyan defensive midfielder, who joined Spurs in 2016, had a good season with the north London side in his maiden season, but he has failed to replicate that in the subsequent seasons due to a series of injuries.

    The Harambee Stars captain started his professional football career at Nairobi City Stars and later joined AFC Leopards. 

    In 2007, Wanyama moved to Swedish club, Helsingborg where he played till he returned to Kenya in early 2008. 
    He then joined Beerschot AC in summer 2008 and played for the club until 2011.

    On 9th July 2011, Scottish Premier League side, Celtics signed Wanyama on a four-year contract. He then became the first Kenyan player to play in the Scottish premier league. 

    He later achieved the same feat when he joined English Premier League side Southampton in July 2013.

    In 2016, he signed a five-year contract with London club, Tottenham Hotspurs for a fee of £11 million.

    In the meantime, West Ham United are now said to be keen on the Tottenham midfielder, and they could make a move in January.

    It is reported that Wanyama earns £70,000 per week, and in 2017, his net worth was an estimated £7 million.

    Furthermore, with his monthly salary and several international endorsements such as Adidas, he is worth much more.