Premier League outfit Tottenham have told Club Brugge they will need to stump up £17 million to sign Victor Wanyama, according to Evening Standard.
The Kenyan midfielder is down the pecking order at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and could be allowed to leave.
Since arriving from Southampton for £11.5 million in 2016 (Evening Standard), Wanyama has started just 47 games in the Premier League.
The addition of Tanguy Ndombele hasn’t helped the 28-year-old’s case for first-team football and he could now seek pastures new.
Club Brugge are hopeful of landing the defensive midfielder. At the moment, however, they are only preparing to offer £8 million for his services.
There is also a stumbling block over his £65,000-a-week salary (Evening Standard). Should the Belgian outfit take Wanyama on loan, they will ask Tottenham to stump up some of those wages.
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Given their summer recruitment drive you would think that Tottenham would be keen to just get Wanyama off the wage bill.
That’s not really Daniel Levy’s style though, is it?
Despite just 47 games in three years, the club still aims to recoup a profit on the midfielder.
That doesn’t seem likely and Brugge may well take the player on loan instead.
Surely it would be more beneficial for Spurs to lower their demands and get Wanyama off the wage bill permanently.
He is a million miles away from the first-team right now and it seems a strange tact in the market from Tottenham.