By Alex Stevens
Victor Wanyama was signed from Southampton at a bargain price of £9million, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the fee widely reported by media outlets when the midfield enforcer transferred to White Hart Lane last summer was overstated by at least £2million.
BBC Sport reported on their website at the time that Spurs paid £11million for Wanyama, while the Sun claim the fee was closer to £12m.
But the Telegraph state that Tottenham secured the Kenya international for an even cheaper price “of just £9million”.
Wanyama has made a massive impact at White Hart Lane this season, starting all 26 of the London club’s Premier League games as well as seven of their eight European ties.
The 25-year-old has established a formidable central midfield partnership with Mousa Dembele and forced Eric Dier back into defence after his breakthrough campaign as a midfielder last season.
Wanyama is widely considered to have been the only one of Spurs’ senior 2016 signings to make a significant impact, with Vincent Janssen, Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou failing to justify their fees.
Wanyama is expected to be in the Tottenham side that will be in Premier League action on Sunday when they host Everton at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are second in the division but have only faint hopes of reining in the 10-point gap opened up by leaders Chelsea.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Daniel Levy has made a startling admission about their academy products.