By Wayne Veysey
Victor Wanyama is back in the first-team fold at Tottenham after clear-the-air talks with Mauricio Pochettino, Football Insider can reveal.
The midfield powerhouse was on the cusp of leaving Spurs at the end of the European window after the club had agreed to sell him to Club Brugges.
But Wanyama pulled the plug on the deal at the eleventh hour to leave chairman Daniel Levy seething following what had been extensive negotiations.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Pochettino has had discussions with Wanyama during the international break about reintegrating back into the first team.
The Spurs boss has assured the 28-year-old he will be given a fair crack of the whip if he demonstrates he is fully committed and gets his fitness up to the levels needed to play for the first team.
Wanyama withdrew from the Kenya squad at the end of last week and did not play any part in their recent 1-1 friendly draw against Uganda.
He has been ravaged by injury, mainly knee problems, over the last two years and has slipped down the central midfield pecking order behind big-money signing Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko.
Wanyama has yet to feature for the Spurs senior side this season.
He was on the bench for the opening-day win over Aston Villa but failed to make the matchday squad for the three subsequent league games after being given permission to negotiate his exit.
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