Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has reportedly been offered to Ligue 1 club Rennes, as the transfer window draws nears its closure.
According to a report from L’Equipe, the Kenya international has been proposed to the French side amid their negotiations over Steven Nzonzi.
The World Cup winner is said to be their priority at this late stage of the window, but the club are ‘studying the profile’ of Wanyama, who is way down in the pecking order at Spurs.
The 28-year-old has featured just once under Jose Mourinho – for a nine-minute cameo against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The former Southampton man has struggled with knee problems in recent times, which has seemingly rendered him surplus to requirements.
The north Londoners have brought in Gedson Fernandes this month, meaning there is little to no chance of him featuring regularly for Spurs beyond January.
TBR’s view – Levy must cut his losses
Like with Christian Eriksen, Spurs won’t be making much of a profit on Wanyama – in fact, the club will do well to recoup the reported £11 million it took to sign him in 2016 (BBC Sport).
Mourinho clearly doesn’t fancy him, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy should now be working overtime to get him off the books to free up wages, which according to Spotrac, are £65,000-a-week (Spotrac).
L’Equipe say there is an offer from Fiorentina, and Levy should be open to selling for a cut-price fee if needs be.
The situation regarding Wanyama is a real shame – in his first season he forged a brilliant central midfield partnership with Mousa Dembele, but injuries have largely overshadowed his time in London.