Victor Wanyama is on a list of Tottenham Hotspur players who will be allowed to leave the club this January, according to a report.
The Times list the Kenyan as one of five players who Spurs will look to move on when the transfer window next opens, after failing to sell them this summer. Wanyama is included alongside fellow players Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier and Danny Rose as the Champions League finalists look to get rid of some deadwood in their ranks.
Last month, Celtic boss Neil Lennon told the Scottish Sun about how he fancied a shock swoop for his former player Wanyama.
He said: “There was interest but it never got off the ground. Could we look at it again in January? We’ll have to wait and see.
“We might not want to with the balance of the squad now, as well as the affordability.”
Tottenham may accept a lower fee for Wanyama
While Lennon was understandably remaining coy about the chances of a move for Wanyama, he also must be licking his lips at the prospect.
During the summer window the Kenyan reportedly came close to making the switch back to Belgium with Club Brugge. The Scottish Sun valued the transfer at around £13.5million and reported that Wanyama was likely to earn £65,000 per week.
While the move fell through, it did give us an understanding of the kind of figures we’d be talking for the 28-year-old – in both wages and transfer fees. It’s hard to see us shelling out the reported fee for Wanyama but perhaps Spurs’ desire to sell could drive that price down a little bit.
A loan is another possible option and one that fans would still get behind. It’s one to keep your eyes on this January.