- The future of the Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama is hanging by the edge. The Kenyan captain has dropped down the pecking order at Spurs under Jose Mourinho, forcing him to consider leaving the North London club.
His younger brother, Harry Wanyama, has now confirmed the decision to leave or stay at Spurs will be reached in the next two or three days. “Victor’s agent Ivan Modia will announce whether he will be leaving Spurs or not and to which club. He is set to make the announcement in two or three days,” Harry said.
Wanyama’s life in England started well with the versatile midfielder move to Southampton and later moved to Tottenham hotspurs as a result of his form on an £11 million. He became an important player under the then Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino before his spell at white hart lane became sour to then. The last two seasons have seen him falls behind the pecking order. The 28 year old Wanyama has feature only 4 times this season.
The woeful form and lack of appearance on Wanyama continued having featured once as a substituted under Jose Mourinho. He (Mourinho) even left him out of the team’s provisional squad for Uefa Champions League matches. This means the former Southampton player is no longer getting playing time at the club where he was once a key player. His last resolution to keep his appearance, may be to quit.
On whether Wanyama had acquired British citizenship, Harry said: “It’s a normal thing for a footballer to get British citizenship after playing or staying in the country for at least five years.”Wanyama has stayed in the United Kingdom for nine years since he joined Glasgow side Celtic in 2011.
He (Wanyama) had a chance for a way out in January but Spurs had been holding out for a permanent deal. Despite interest from several clubs in England and other European leagues, none were prepared to meet the asking price Ksh 1.2 billion (£9 million). With the summer transfer window on July, he will be seeking to take a challenge somewhere else.