Victor Wanyama’s future at Tottenham Hotspur has been the subject of much discussion ahead of this month.
With Wanyama suffering injury niggles and falling out of favour, he has featured less often than he would have hoped.
The 27-year-old has played just seven games this season and only one of those has been a Premier League start.
But recent reports indicate that the Kenya international might not be leaving Spurs this month after all.
Wanyama’s agent, Ivan Modia Yanez, told LaRoma24.it that his client would not be leaving Tottenham in January.
However, Yanez has kept the door open to the possibility of Wanyama’s permanent departure next summer.
This stance makes perfect sense for Spurs, who need Wanyama to act as back-up for the rest of the season.
Mousa Dembele is on the verge of sealing his Tottenham exit, with an £11m move to Beijing Guoan nearing completion, according to The Guardian.
With the Belgium international set to depart and Eric Dier sidelined, Spurs need Wanyama to stay for now.
Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Oliver Skipp will rotate in central midfield alongside Dier and Wanyama until the end of the season.
As a short-term plan, Wanyama provides Spurs with the much-needed depth required to cope with the demands of the Premier League, two cup competitions and Europe.
Then, next summer, Mauricio Pochettino can axe holding midfielder Wanyama and bring in a new player instead.