Tottenham outcast close to exit with firm offer in place amid more activity

Date published: Thursday 30th January 2020 1:25 - Jonny Whitfield

Tottenham have received a “firm offer” from Fiorentina for midfielder Victor Wanyama, who is also being offered to other clubs across Europe, according to a report.

Wanyama, who moved to Spurs from Southampton in 2016, has fallen down the pecking order in North London under both former boss Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.

Having made 47 appearances – including 36 in the Premier League – in his first season, the Kenya international has made only four outings this term, two of those in the top flight.

Wanyama has been linked with a move back north of the border to Celtic in recent months due to his lack of game time, although newer reports suggest Italy could be the 28-year-old’s next destination.

French newspaper L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) claims that Fiorentina have sent a proposal to Spurs and are awaiting the club’s response.

What’s more, Tottenham have reportedly been liberal with their approach to Wanyama’s future and have offered him to clubs elsewhere in Europe.

It is claimed that Rennes are weighing up a move for the player, with their efforts to sign first-choice target Steven Nzonzi from Roma looking difficult to push through.

Nzonzi is currently on loan with Galatasaray but he has struggled to find form and the Turkish club are said to be willing to cut the move short.

 

 

Roma are subsequently looking for a new club for the 31-year-old, who wants to move to Rennes. The two clubs are yet to agree on a deal, however, and Wanyama is seen as a solid alternative.

Wanyama has made 154 Premier League appearances to date, chipping in with 10 goals and three assists.

In other Tottenham news, the club are reportedly ready to make a second offer for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.

Spurs are on the hunt for a new striker due to Harry Kane’s hamstring injury, which will keep him out of action until at least April.

Tottenham are said to have rebuffed in their initial attempts to sign Jose but The Independent says that the North London outfit are not willing to back down.

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