Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is attracting attention from Hertha Berlin, with former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann weighing up a January bid, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (15/12; page 63).
The report suggests that Jose Mourinho is open to offers for Wanyama. The 28-year-old has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season.
The Sun on Sunday (15/12; page 63) notes that the Kenya international nearly left for Club Brugge in the summer.
But Klinsmann – who, like Mourinho, was appointed last month – is ready to offer Wanyama a fresh challenge next month.
TBR View – Time for Wanyama to move on
While Mourinho has handed a clean slate to a number of players, it is perhaps telling that Wanyama appears to remain on the periphery. He has featured for just nine minutes under the Portuguese, coming off the bench against Bayern Munich in midweek.
Spotrac shows that the former Celtic man earns £65,000-a-week at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. So it looks to be best for all parties to agree a January move.
Wanyama can look to get his career back on track. Hertha, if they can get the midfielder back to his best, may feel that it is a gamble worth taking. And Spurs will free up some space on the wage bill as Mourinho plots changes to his squad.
And even if Wanyama proves to be an inspired signing in Germany, Tottenham can surely still feel that selling him was the right thing to do.
It has proved difficult to rely on him in the last couple of years due to injury, and it is tough to imagine Wanyama rediscovering his old form while he remains on the periphery.