Wanyama set for exit amidst major Tottenham squad changes

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to allow midfielder Victor Wanyama to leave next year as part of a major squad shake-up, The Sun reports.

What’s the word?

Mauricio Pochettino is set for his biggest challenge at Tottenham yet, as the Lilywhites edge ever closer to their stadium move and have a number of squad changes that need to be made in preparation for the long-term.

Spurs are likely to see a number of departures next year for fringe players within the squad, while also fighting to retain the services of their key players, and The Sun names Victor Wanyama as one of those deemed to be surplus to requirements.

The 27-year-old Kenya international has featured in just three Premier League matches for the Lilywhites this season and is tied to the club until 2021.

A wise move?

With Wanyama approaching what should be the prime years of his career but struggling to earn regular first-team football at Tottenham, a sale is the correct decision but it does raise the challenges Mauricio Pochettino will face.

Spurs are also due to see experienced midfielder Mousa Dembele leave at the end of the campaign when his contract expires and that will mean Pochettino’s side, which already lacks significant depth, will lose two established central midfielders.

Therefore, work needs to be done to secure replacements for the pair and the north London outfit cannot wait until the summer to complete their business and must move to bolster their midfield ranks in January before Wanyama and Dembele both leave.