Tottenham reportedly want to flog 2016 signing for £39m profit, it'd be worse than selling Toby
COMMENT By Richard Parks
There’s only so much transfer window pain Tottenham fans can endure in one summer.
Many are slowing come round to the realisation that Toby Alderweireld already has one foot in the exit, but they can at least comfort themselves with the fact Davinson Sanchez should prove an able replacement in the years to come.
Now, the bombshell that not only could Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele will offloaded this summer, but also Victor Wanyama.
The Mail claim Spurs are getting ready to sell the big-name quartet for an astonishing £170million.
The Wanyama price tag? He’s yours for £50million, which, according to the Mail would represent a £39million profit for Spurs on the player they paid Southampton £11million for in the summer of 2016.
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Allowing Alderweireld to leave is bad enough but to cash in on Rose, Dembele and Wanyama in the same summer would be folly.
In some ways, selling the Kenya international, 26, would be worse than getting rid of Alderweireld, who is out of contract next year and the forthcoming window represents the last opportunity to secure a decent fee.
Wanyama is at his peak, a midfield monster who many fans rate as superior to Mauricio Pochettino favourite Eric Dier.
Sure, the Kenyan has suffered in his second season badly disrupted by a knee injury that sidelined him for half of it, but he still has a huge amount to offer.
His ball-winning expertise and power in the centre of the pitch are qualities Tottenham will badly need next season and in the subsequent campaigns.
They’re unlikely to receive a £50million bid, in any case, but they should keep the midfield brute.