Victor Wanyama is still at Tottenham Hotspur though it was quite evident before the current season begun that the Kenyan international was going to end his three year association with the club.
A mooted deal to join Belgian heavyweights Club Brugge failed to materialize at the 11th hour leaving the club and the player in an awkward situation as the Premier League side had already brought onboard French midfielder Tanguay Ndombele as a replacement, breaking their transfer record in the process.
Wanyama’s deal was not the only transfer that failed to go through with Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Serge Aurier and Danny Rose all linked with moves elsewhere.
Speaking at a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, club Chairman Daniel Levy sought to explain away why the North London club found it difficult to sell players though they were one of the high spenders in recruitment during the off-season.
He said, “Tottenham has been one of the biggest spenders among Premier League clubs in the recent transfer window though we did not generate all the sales that we had hoped for. This was due to 90% of instances, either a buyer could not be found for a player or the player did not wish to join the club that had expressed an interest in buying him.”
The confusing off-season has derailed Mauricio Pochettino’s charges start to the campaign where they have won only three of their 11 matches across all competitions with another five being losses.
They will attempt to get back to winning ways and go on a positive streak when they take on bottom side Watford this Saturday in the first game after the recent international break.