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Report: Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama likely to be axed from Champions League squad

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Report: Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama likely to be axed from Champions League squad

Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama could reportedly be axed from the Champions League squad ahead of the knockout rounds.

Spurs are only allowed 17 foreign players in a 25-man squad for Europe’s elite club competition and they face German side RB Leipzig in the last-16 in February.

According to the Evening Standard, Jose Mourinho’s side would have to offload two overseas players as it stands from the European squad.

It is understood that Wanyama is likely to be omitted by Mourinho if he’s still at the North London club on 1 February.

The report explains that the 28-year-old has been made available for transfer in January, but there has been “scant interest” in him so far this month.

 

Wanyama did get some action in the group stages of this season’s Champions League, with a late cameo from the bench in the 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich.

But the Kenya international has been left on the sidelines for the majority of the season and made just four appearances across all competitions.

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TBR’s View:

Wanyama has become a forgotten man in the Spurs squad and he’s barely kicked a ball this season, which is why it’s no surprise that he would be sacrificed from a Champions League squad if needed due to new signings.

He can barely get a look-in under Mourinho and the defensive midfielder needs to try force a transfer this month if he can.

But any potential suitor will be aware of his bad luck with injuries in recent years and also his lack of competitive action.

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