Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama won’t leave for Roma in January but could make a move in the future, according to his agent.
The Kenyan international made 47 appearances during his first season a the club after joining from Southampton in 2016, but has only managed 31 appearances for the club since then, often struggling with a knee injury.
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- Wanyama joined Spurs from Southampton in 2016 and has made 78 appearances for the club so far.
- But 47 of those outings were in Wanyama’s first season, having struggled with injury and fallen down the midfield pecking order.
- Spurs have Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in Wanyama’s position, though the latter’s deal expires next summer.
- Wanyama is currently sidelined by a knee injury and no return date has been given.
Wanyama faces competition in the central midfield role at Spurs from the likes of Harry Winks, Eric Dier and, when fit, Mousa Dembele, and his lack of playing time has led to speculation surrounding a January move to Roma.
However, the 27-year-old’s agent has now ruled out a January exit from the club, stating any decision over his future will be taken at the end of the season.
“There is no possibility of Victor leaving Tottenham in January, but we’ll see after that,” agent Ivan Modia Yanez told the Italian press, according to Football Italia.
“I have not had contact with Monchi regarding this issue.”
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Tottenham haven’t won a trophy since lifting the League Cup in 2008, with that being their only major trophy since 1991.
Mauricio Pochettino has undoubtedly turned Spurs into top four contenders but has so far failed to deliver silverware during his four-year tenure at the club.
That, however, may all be about to change; the north London club beat rivals Arsenal last month to reach the League Cup semi-final, while they also hammered Tranmere Rovers 7-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
Moreover, Spurs secured a valuable point in their final Champions League group stage game against Barcelona to qualify for the knockout rounds and remain just six points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool.
That highly craved piece of silverware may just be on the cards this season.