Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama wanted by Club Brugge

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Belgian side Club Brugge are attempting to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama, per Sky Sports.

What’s the word?

The Kenya international has struggled for fitness in recent months and has yet to play a single minute in 2019/20.

He was on the bench against Aston Villa for the 3-1 win that kicked off Spurs’ season but he played the 90 minutes just twice in the Premier League in 2018/19 and is now nearing a departure.

Brugge, Sky reports, are in talks to take the former Southampton midfielder to Belgium in this transfer window, and he could be a replacement for Marvelous Nakamba, who was sold to Villa earlier this summer.

Ravaged by injuries

Wanyama was excellent in his debut season at Spurs.

Signed from Southampton in 2016, he was imperious in 16/17, making 36 Premier League appearances and, per WhoScored, winning 2.5 tackles per game, making 1.1 interceptions, 1.9 clearances and racking up a pass completion rate of 87.5%.

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Compare that to last season, where, in 13 appearances, Wanyama won one tackle per game, made 0.5 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and had a pass completion rate of 81%.

It’s clear, then, that this is a player who is a shadow of his former self and allowing him to depart is in the best interests of both Spurs and Wanyama; perhaps he can rescue his career in Belgium.

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