It has been a busy week for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama. He is currently with the Kenyan national team and helped them to a 3-0 win over Ethiopia this week. He netted the third goal from the penalty spot, with the Harambee Stars now just one point away from qualifying for the African Cup of Nations.
However, it was not all good news for the player. He limped out of the action late on with what looks like a hamstring problem.
Wanyama has had to battle injury problems throughout the current season, with a persistent knee problem stifling his progress.
“We were leading and he had done everything to take the team to AFCON so I didn’t want to take chances. It was the right thing to do.
“We have a great medical team, they will assess him further but I am yet to get their report, I hope it’s nothing serious.”
Tottenham will now be waiting anxiously to see if, yet again, the midfielder is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Considering his injury record recently, it is no surprise to see reports this week (The Sun) suggesting Tottenham are open to his sale.
Wanyama, on his day, is a very good footballer. However, there have been doubts for some time whether he is of the class necessary to take Tottenham to silverware.
Compared to some of the other central midfielders in the top six, it is easy to see where that criticism comes from.
Tottenham fans will hope that Wanyama’s current injury is not severe, as he is needed in the heart of their midfield. But if he spends more time on the sidelines, allowing him an exit would have more justification.