Southampton's Victor Wanyama puts summer saga behind him

Wanyama was left out of the side for a game against Norwich City after it emerged he wanted to leave the club in the summer.

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has said he wants to put the summer behind him where he seemed to try and force a move away from the club, with Tottenham likely to have been his preferred destination.

Wanyama remained with the Saints instead of linking up with former boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane and has told the Southern Daily Echo he has 'forgotten' about the situation.

He said: “Yes, sure, now I’ve forgotten what happened. I’m now progressing on my club and it’s been good, so I’m looking forward to putting in good performances.”

Southampton will be pleased to have arguably their most important midfielder fully focussed on the job in hand, and he is not currently thinking about a move away from St Mary's - a state of affairs which saw him left out of the side during a win against Norwich City in August.

But the powerful midfielder is an essential part of Ronald Koeman's team and it is good to see him back in the side with just the interest of winning games and performing well for Southampton - who inflicted even more misery on Premier League Champions Chelsea with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. 

However, after the summer there will always be the question of whether he will be open to a move away in the future - and if he does just how he will go about getting his move. 

One would hope if he did it would be in a more respectful manner than in the summer and of his former teammates in the past. As long as he gives his best and performs well during his time with Southampton, then there is a lot of respect he can earn from that alone.

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