Tottenham have told Belgian outfit Club Brugge that they will need to stump up £17 million to sign Victor Wanyama, according to Evening Standard.
The midfielder is down the pecking order at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is likely to depart.
Since arriving from Southampton for £11.5 million in 2016 (Evening Standard), Wanyama has started just 47 league games.
The signing of Tanguy Ndombele hasn’t helped the 28-year-old’s case for first-team football, along with several injury misfortunes.
Club Brugge are hopeful of landing the Kenyan. 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). If a loan deal can be struck Tottenham could end up subsidising a chunk of his salary.
Given the excessive valuation places on the head of Wanyama, his future remains uncertain.
Tottenham fans are desperate to see the midfielder depart, with many feeling that his time is up at the club.
The £17 million bounty placed on the player’s head has got Tottenham supporters talking on Twitter, however.
Many feel they will do very well to recoup the money that Daniel Levy wants for a player who has struggled for the last couple of years.
Here is a selection of tweets from Spurs fans regarding Wanyama:
sell him he’s finished
— • (@vioathal) August 21, 2019
£17M seems steep
— Aaron Pitters ✍️📖📽️📺 (@aaronpitters) August 21, 2019
Spurs need to lower the price, if we aren't going to use him sell him
— Musa 2️⃣8️⃣🇫🇷🦜 (@Musathfc28) August 21, 2019
We’ll get 10m tops which would be an great deal!
— DeeBanks (@DeeBanks75) August 21, 2019
And they say comedy is dead.
— Fruity Buckmaster (@tourandting) August 21, 2019
He would do well in Turkey. If I needed some players I would have taken Wanyama and Nkoudou. £15-20 mill for both is a bargain. https://t.co/sPrBZq7Pyl
— Harps (@thfc81) August 21, 2019
15m to 20m and he can go Thb
— Max (@maxspurslord) August 21, 2019
Surely ship him for £10m – I’m from the never take the first offer school of business – he’s not going to play this season and although a positive personality in the squad he’s just soaking up wages – thanks Victor and goodbye 🚕
— Scott Lesner (@ScottLesner) August 21, 2019
£18m for him . WOW. That's great business from us.
— 40winks__ (@SpursTransfer10) August 20, 2019
18 mil daylight robbery
— Zack (@ZackTottenham) August 20, 2019