According to reports by The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to sell a number of their fringe players this summer to raise funds for a double move for Lazio duo Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile, and Everton should be watching developments closely.
Well, The Mirror says that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to sell Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama, rated at £27m by Transfermarkt, at the end of the season, with the latter three struggling to get into the Argentine manager’s starting XI in recent months on their respective returns from injury.
The north London outfit obviously feel that they can make good money by moving the quintet on, and they should certainly have plenty of suitors given the quality that those individuals have each shown in the past.
Meanwhile, Everton should be in for another busy summer following a disappointing campaign, and they should be taking a closer look at a few of those Tottenham stars available, including Wanyama.
It has been tough for the 26-year-old.
He started the campaign in the starting XI, but he quickly picked up an injury towards the end of August that kept him on the sidelines until the beginning of 2018.
The midfielder has struggled to break back into the team since then with Dembele and Eric Dier often preferred in the middle of the park by Pochettino, and it seems as though he has been deemed surplus to requirements with the Argentine boss targeting Milinkovic-Savic.
They certainly should.
While the 26-year-old has struggled to get into the Spurs side in recent months, he has been a regular for them before and shown just how good and effective from a defensive point of view he can be at this level.
The Kenyan formed a brilliant partnership with current Toffees start Morgan Schneiderlin at the heart of the Southampton midfield prior to his move to north London, with the duo’s protection of their back four ensuring the south coast outfit only conceded 33 times in 38 Premier League matches in the 2014/15 campaign.
Bringing Wanyama to Goodison Park would reunite him with Schneiderlin, who has impressed fans on Twitter with much improved performance in recent matches following a poor season, and would potentially tighten up the Toffees defence.