Victor Wanyama has been placed in the “shop window” by Jose Mourinho as Tottenham step up plans to sell him in January, Football Insider has learned.
The Kenya international has been a fringe figure all season at Spurs after pulling out of a permanent summer transfer to Bruges.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Wanyama’s game time in last night’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich was driven by Mourinho’s desire to make clubs aware he is fit and playing.
Privately, Spurs figures believe he is the most likely to go of the senior players in January and the club will sell him for the right price.
That is believed to be £10million for a player who is out of contract in the summer of 2021 and has made just four appearances this season.
Outside of a start in the League Cup humiliation against Colchester United, Wanyama has been restricted to just three substitute appearances.
This is quite a come down for a player who was a mainstay of the starting XI alongside Mousa Dembele in his first season at Tottenham, before knee problems reduced his involvement and effectiveness.
But the former Southampton player changed his mind after holding talks and agreeing a four-year contract, in what was a blow to the Londoners.
He is behind Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele and Eric Dier in the battle for central midfield places at Spurs.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider how ‘Spurs scouts are looking at signing’ brilliant centre-back who’s price tag rocketing by the week.