Media Again Starting Dirty Tricks Campaign To Force Wanyama Move To Spurs
Monday, 12th Oct 2015 09:09
August saw Tottenham Hotspur in the news for all the wrong reasons as West Brom made direct accusations about the London Club unsettling their player and Saints suffering similar problems, but it's ll about to start again.
According to statements from the player in the press, Victor Wanyama wants to put the troubles of August behind him and concentrate on playing for Saints, well for the time being at least.
Wanyama has made his position clear and stated that he is going to concentrate on football and let his agent negotiate with Southampton about a possible extension to his contract, but that is not good enough for some.
Tottenham Hotspur have a certain reputation in football about the way they go about transfers as Saints and West Bromwich Albion found out, so the big question is whether the club described as North London Yobboes 14 years ago by Rupert Lowe after the way they had poached Glenn Hoddle and then made derisory offers for Dean Richards, have finally been the Leopard who has changed their spots or whether we are now going to see another orchestrated campaign in the media.
If we do then perhaps it will not have Spurs behind it, perhaps it will just be some lazy hacks who have something against Saints, certainly there are a few of those about.
So it is worrying to see a story appearing suggesting that Wanyama himself might try to force a move through in January.
The Sun are the originators of the rumour and several other outlets are taking up the story.
The Sun is claiming that Wanyama has snubbed offers from Saints of an extended contract and will renew his attempts to try and engineer a move to Spurs in the January transfer window.
The Sun referring only to "sources" claims that the "source said.
"It’s not in Victor’s interests to sign an extension. He loved working with Mauricio and would still like the move to happen.”
The good news is that there appears to be little substance behind the claim, however it does seem that someone somewhere wants to try and see this move resurrected in January, perhaps it's Tottenham Hotspur, perhaps it's the players agent, perhaps it's even Wanyama himself, we will perhaps soon find out !
From a playing point of view Saints are well equipped should wanyama go sooner than later, they have Romeu & Jordie Clasie signed in the past few months both of whom are holding midfielders and James Ward Prowse is also being touted for this position going forward, of course it would be blow to lose the Kenyan, but it would not be a terminal one.
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