Club Brugge positive on Wanyama, but considering other options

Kenya national team, Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama is expected to officially part ways with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, with a likely destination being Belgian giants Club Brugge, who appear to be getting impatient as the transfer drags on.

Wanyama has already had medicals with the Belgian side, despite also being linked with French side AS Monaco and with Club Brugge set to face Austrian side LASK in the UEFA Champions League playoff on Wednesday 28 August, the club’s manager Phillipe Clement appeared a bit worried with the fate of the proposed move.

Knows Wanyama

The coach played alongside Wanyama earlier in Belgium at Germinal Beerschot and knows the Kenyan midfielder well enough. He said before the closure of the transfer window, they could go for other options in case this deal falls through.

“Wanyama is a boy whose qualities we know well and the mentality. But we do not put all our eggs in one basket. For the rest, we remain alert to the transfer market,” Clement said in the pre match comments when asked about the prospect of bringing Wanyama to the team.

Wanyama has had a rough patch at Spurs lately; he has not featured so far in the three matches played and his club manager Mauricio Pochettino’s recent comments have only served to indicate the midfielder’s time at the team may be over.

Unsettled side

As he draws closer to the exit door, he leaves Spurs an unsettled side, with star midfielder Christian Eriksen also said to be heading out. There is also uncertainty over the futures of defender Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Spurs have registered mixed results so far in the season, winning one, drawing one and losing one in the three matches they have played.