Belgian outlet Voetbal Primeur have reported that Club Brugge are looking to sign Victor Wanyama from Tottenham Hotspur this summer as a replacement for Marvelous Nakamba, who left to join Aston Villa.
Wanyama, 28, is likely to be on the lookout for a new club this summer, after the club-record signing of Tanguy Ndombele pushed the Kenya captain some way down the pecking order.
Indeed, the likes of Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp, Moussa Sissoko and now new signing Ndombele are all above Wanyama in the pecking order. Mauricio Pochettino may even prefer to push Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli deeper.
Former Villa striker and now pundit Gilles De Bilde claimed on VMT, as picked up by Voetbal Primeur, that Brugge were looking to offer Wanyama a new home and save him from rotting on the Tottenham sidelines this season.
Club Brugge need a new holding midfielder, following the sale of Nakamba who has moved to Aston Vill to rival Douglas Luiz for a place in the side. It remains to be seen if Brugge can do a deal, with Wanyama on £63k-a-week (VP).
TBR’s view – Brugge an excellent opportunity for Wanyama
Brugge have an excellent chance of reaching the Champions League group stages, with only Austrian side LASK standing in their way. The first leg of the two-legged tie takes place on Tuesday night.
The chance to move to Brugge – most likely on loan – would still see Wanyama be playing Champions League football, but he would become a regular. Simon Mignolet has also joined Brugge, and a move to the Belgian side would be good for Wanyama.