Tottenham do not need Wanyama with Dier on fire and Bentaleb waiting in the wings

Tottenham Hotspur have two exciting young talents to play as a defensive midfielder between now and the end of the campaign.

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has been speaking to Sky Sports about putting his mooted move to Tottenham Hotspur behind him and focusing on helping Ronald Koeman’s side, but could the presence of two players at White Hart Lane mean Spurs do not need to go back in for him?

Defensive midfield is the one key area of the field that Tottenham did not strengthen at all in the summer, but every cloud has a silver lining and in this case that lining was the emergence of Eric Dier as an effective option in the centre of the park.

Dier’s form will have come as no surprise to those who saw him play further forward for his former club Sporting Lisbon, but with the presence of Nabil Bentaleb in the Tottenham squad could any future move for Wanyama prove redundant?

After all, Dier is now unquestionably Tottenham’s first-choice defensive midfielder and, when he returns from injury, Bentaleb is a more than capable deputy.

As a result, while rumours may circulate the closer January comes that Tottenham will try again for Wanyama, the simple fact is Mauricio Pochettino’s side do not need him, certainly not for the rest of this season, at least.

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