By Will Butcher
Tottenham are only a medical away from announcing Victor Wanyama as their first summer signing but it seems that Spurs’ fans can’t make their minds up on Twitter over the 24-year-old.
The midfielder has a reputation as the enforcer’s enforcer after starring in the holding midfield role for Southampton in the past three seasons and and making a notable 400-plus interceptions in 2015-16.
Some Spurs fans are delighted at the deal, believing the transfer fee, reported to be £12million, to be a good piece of business by Mauricio Pochettino.
However, many fans on Twitter voiced their concerns over the former Celtic midfielder, who has picked up three red cards this season.
Honestly if we get wanyama I'm so done hes not good enough for our current midfield
— Saif (@trillsaif) June 20, 2016
If Wanyama is coming in he'd want to improve his disciplinary record big style.
— Neil Conlon (@classredefined) June 20, 2016
Wanyama is more of a luxury signing for Spurs rather than a necessity
— MAJID (@majid_abduul) June 20, 2016
Wanyama to Spurs for £12m is a great piece of business.
— Richard Collins (@R8Collins65) June 20, 2016
I really don't rate Wanyama. Pochettino seems to know how to turn average midfielders into world class ones, but Wanyama is average
— Jake (@ShantaLingard) June 20, 2016
11 million for wanyama is some bargain
— gmac (@Greg123macGreg) June 20, 2016
Victor Wanyama doing medical at Tottenham? Could be a good potential signing
— Harry Devonport (@DevonportHarry) June 20, 2016
Not exactly amongst the calibre players Spurs should be pursuing to kick on from last season but £11m for Wanyama still a very shrewd buy.
— Redouane (@RedouanLouche) June 20, 2016
£11m for Wanyama is a mighty bargain. Kudos to Spurs and Pochettino. The more I see Poch at Spurs the more I like him. #THFC
— Himansh (@DeGeaholic) June 20, 2016
So there are doubts over the signing of the Kenyan international, with a section of Spurs fans seemingly expecting a higher calibre of player.
It remains to be seen whether Pochettino can get Wanyama to hit the ground running at the second time of asking.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Barcelona have made a bid for Spurs’ Lille target.