Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is a transfer target for AS Roma according to Italian news outlet La Repubblica, as cited in The Mirror.
The 27-year-old joined Spurs from Southampton two years ago with Mauricio Pochettino signing him for the second time after bringing him to St Mary’s from Celtic back in 2013.
The midfielder has gone on to make 54 league appearances for Tottenham, although last season he only made eight starts in the top-flight after suffering a serious injury at the start of the campaign.
Wanyama still has three years left on his current deal at Spurs, but according to the report, Roma are interested in signing the Kenyan international after failing to convince Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi to head to Italy this summer.
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As we enter the final days of the transfer window Tottenham are in a precarious position ahead of the new season.
Pochettino is yet to make any signings this summer, and while there have been no big-name departures yet either, it would send quite the message if Spurs start selling first-team stars.
Wanyama may not be the best midfielder on Tottenham’s books but he is a reliable enforcer that does the job when needed, and is an adequate deputy for Mousa Dembele.
Even though he is valued at £27million on Transfermarkt, now is the time for Daniel Levy to invest and continue Tottenham’s upward trajectory instead of returning to their reputation as a selling club.