Tottenham are reportedly willing to offload 12 senior players in the summer as Mauricio Pochettino plans a mass overhaul of the north London side and Victor Wanyama is on that list – could a move to Liverpool materialise?
Liverpool were linked with the 27-year-old ahead of a potential summer move in 2018. The Daily Mirror claim Jurgen Klopp’s side were interested in the Kenya captain, along with Manchester United.
However, the midfield powerhouse remains at Spurs for the 2018-19 campaign. But injuries have prevented the former Southampton man from making more than just 12 appearances this season.
The Evening Standard claim Spurs are set to offload 12 players this summer. They include the likes of Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente. Wanyama’s name is also mentioned.
So, should Liverpool consider reignited their interest in Wanyama, given that Spurs are willing to offload the brute of a midfielder they signed from Southampton in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £11million (BBC)?
Liverpool have options at the base of their midfield. Fabinho and captain Jordan Henderson are the obvious candidates, though the latter has struggled for his best form this season.
James Milner’s contract looks set to expire at the end of the season. Adding bodies into the middle of the park may be crucial ahead of the 2019-20 campaign and Wanyama would certainly do that.
The Daily Mail claimed in the summer of 2018 that Wanyama was worth £50million. Now, though, he is likely to be worth a whole lot less than that and Liverpool could pick themselves up a bargain.