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Failed Victor Wanyama deal linked to Tottenham Hotspur’s reported interest in Sofyan Amrabat

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in the signature of Sofyan Amrabat. According to Calciomercato, Spurs are reportedly keen on the versatile Moroccan international, who has had a positive start to life with Italian side Hellas Verona. 

But there is an odd link between Tottenham and Amrabat already, specifically involving Victor Wanyama. 

Amrabat is actually only on loan at Verona from Club Brugge. The Italian side possess an obligation to buy the Moroccan and, therefore, if Tottenham were to sign him it would likely be after that option was exercised by the Italians. 

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The reason why he was loaned out to the Italian side was because of Tottenham’s Kenyan midfielder. 

As reported by Football365, Amrabat was not in Brugge manager Philippe Clement’s plans for the new season as they were all set to bring Wanyama in from Tottenham.

TalkSPORT even reported the move as complete but the £13 million deal soon collapsed. 

As reported by Nairobi News, Wanyama and the Belgian club could not come to terms over his wages and the deal never happened. 

Amrabat has gone on to thrive in Italian football and now it seems he could end up replacing Wanyama at Tottenham if the latest reports are to be believed. That would certainly be a strange event of coincidence.

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