Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is ready to tell the club he is eager to quit and join Premier League rivals Bournemouth, Football Insider can reveal.
The 28-year-old powerhouse is the subject of strong interest from Eddie Howe’s side heading into the final five days of the summer window following Spurs’ club-record capture of Tanguy Ndombele this summer.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Wanyama is attracted by the possibility of returning to the south coast in search of regular football following two injury-ravaged seasons.
Bournemouth are set to test Tottenham’s resolve to hang on to the Kenya international, who has entered the final two years of his contract at the club.
Wanyama was a key man in his first season at Spurs in 2016-17, when he was the regular partner for Mousa Dembele as the team finished second in the Premier League with their record points tally in the competition.
The former Southampton player missed a big chunk of the following season due to a knee injury and has subsequently struggled to win back his place in Mauricio Pochettino’s side amid competition from Harry Winks, Eric Dier and the re-born Moussa Sissoko.
The signing of Ndombele for £54million rising to £63million this summer has further muddied the waters for Wanyama, and he could be given the green light to leave in the next week if Spurs’ valuation is met.
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