Liverpool & Man Utd Eyeing Audacious £80m Swoop On Tottenham

By on February 17, 2018

The January transfer window in now closed so it’s time to look at those deals that didn’t get over the line and those being lined-up for the summer. Today, Liverpool and Man Utd are linked with Victor Wanyama….

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Liverpool and Manchester United are showing a keen interest in signing midfielder Victor Wanyama this summer after he lost his first team place at Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail.

Wanyama made his name in Scotland at Celtic and further enhanced his reputation during a three-year spell at Southampton before earning a move to Tottenham in the summer of 2016.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a solid first season in north London but has struggled to force his way back in to Mauricio Pochettino’s first team plans since returning from an injury that kept him out for the first half of the campaign.

The Kenyan international has started just 4 games so far this season with only 1 coming in the Premier League as he’s been forced in to a substitutes role with Eric Dier the preferred option in the defensive midfield role.

Wanyama did remind Pochettino what he’s capable of after coming off the bench to score a stunning goal during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield earlier this month.

It seems Wanyama’s situation has alerted rival clubs in the Premier League as the Daily Mail claim Liverpool and Man Utd are monitoring things closely ahead of potential summer swoops.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for midfield reinforcements as Emre Can’s contract is due to expire in June and he’s no closer to signing an extension so Wanyama could be viewed as a potential replacement.

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Jose Mourinho is also expected to sign at least one defensive midfielder this summer as Michael Carrick is retiring while Marouane Fellaini is also set to leave on a free transfer and Wanyama is seemingly on his radar.

It remains to be seen how Tottenham will respond to any interest from Liverpool or United in Wanyama but TeamTalk claim the duo are ready to test their resolve with £80m offers.

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Daniel Levy is known to be a shrewd operator in the transfer market so the Spurs chairman could be tempted to cash-in on Wanyama and use the money to further strengthen the squad.

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8 Comments

  1. Niven Frey

    February 17, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Yes I expect Spurs will sell Wanyama, Harry Kane, Deli Ali, lose Pochettino – sell the kitchen sink. I mean, it’s only a new stadium they’ve got to fill. It doesn’t matter that you spend a billion on an investment and just let the team go down the swanny – does it!

  2. rb

    February 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    As if we would sell Wanyama and Toby to two of our rivals, what would be the point of that? Two excellent players that need to be part of our future, personally I would pick Wanyama over Dier every time, ditto Toby over Sanchez, who has been great tho.

  3. amisha

    February 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

    so thats eriksen off to barcelona, alderwiereld off to man utd, kane off to real madrid, lamela off to inter, wanayama off to liverpool, pochettino off to madrid, rose off to manchester city, dembele off to china, contract expiry for vorm. blimey this team is being ripped apart in the gossips

  4. momo

    February 17, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Oh dear, here we go yet again, Spurs to sell whole team to EPL rival!! What a load of complete and utter BS. Spurs aren’t going to sell anyone in the summer, and if they were to sell a fringe player, it wouldn’t be to a direct rival. All this speculation about United monitoring the situation is crap. Levy would rather pull out his own eyeballs than sell to that lot! Walker was a different story, he was upsetting the dressing room, wasn’t as good as his price tag indicated and doesn’t have long left at his prime! Poch had more faith in Trips than Walker. Anyway, the hacks in these papers should all be fired, when was the last time any one of them actually wrote something that had substance, was a new story based on fact?? None of them have, sack the lot of the rumour mill mongers, that would do us all a favour!!

    • Craig francis

      February 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      We only want wanyama because he is one of the few good player’s that don’t fall on the floor like a little girl & he is a fringe player that I would not pay more than 35mil for about what we payed for the ox..where you got 80mil price tag is just a joke

      • S-P

        February 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        LoL must be a Scousers.

        Fact: Every single member of the ex player and refereeing fraternities has said that both the penalties were legitimate. Only one was converted. Your keeper admitted that he caught Kane. Van Dyke toe-punted Lamela in the back of the leg. You were completely overrun on your own patch in the second half and lucky to get a draw. Only the fans of Victim FC could spin such a myth of injustice out of that. And the funny thing is, Firmino flung himself to the ground theatrically TWICE in Liverpool’s very next game, against Southampton – they don’t whine incessantly about that, though, do they! And your ultimate hero, Gerard, was one of the most notorious divers in the game – but I suppose you will say the video compilations showing him doing it are all doctored, as part of the conspiracy against you. The only time Gerard didn’t mean to dive was against Chelsea 😂😂😂

        Wanyama isn’t a fringe player – he’s been out injured (it’s not exactly rocket science). He is a first team player on a long contract in a team that has finished above you in seven out of the last eight seasons, and he is coming into his prime on a long contract. With the market the way it is ATM £85 million for Wanyama seems conservative to anyone who watched him before his injury. Oxlade-Chamberlain was a player who had reached his peak years without ever fulfilling his potential, was a genuine fringe player, and with only one year left on his contract. Your inability to evaluate the two correctly, just like the opinions evident in your post, just show the delusion that has made your once great club and, particularly, it’s fans, a running joke with every other clubs’fans. You have less than zero chance of signing Wanyama, if such a minuscule is possible 😂😂😂

        • D-K

          February 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

          Wonderfully written and extremely well said, may I say.

  5. Simon Frampton

    February 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    The usual rubbish. Wanyama is an essential member of the Spurs’ squad and isn’t going anywhere.

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