Could Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama be a better Fulham target than Mousa Dembele?
Reports in the Daily Mail earlier this week linked Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama with a move away from north London.
Mousa Dembele was also listed as a player who would be allowed to leave in January, a claim that excites many Fulham fans.
But could the winter purchase of Wanyama provide a better acquisition than former Fulham star Dembele?
One factor that must be considered is Dembele’s age and injury concerns.
The Belgian international is currently recovering from ankle surgery and likely will not be fit in all of January. In addition, the defensive midfielder is 31 and would not be a long term solution for the Whites’ issues.
Wanyama, on the other hand, is 27 years of age and can offer a more energetic presence in the centre of the park that could be vital for Fulham’s survival. Although Wanyama is also currently sidelined with injury, his age advantage when compared to Dembele will allow him to recover quicker.
In addition, as a former Southampton player, the Kenyan has experience in steering smaller clubs clear of danger and into impressive top-half performances.
With most rumours linking Dembele to Italian or Chinese clubs, perhaps his fellow Tottenham teammate Victor Wanyama would be the more pragmatic and effective January signing for Fulham.