Why Ronald Koeman's impending move to Everton could be good news for Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Shane Long and Victor Wanyama from Southampton.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the match

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman’s impending move to Everton could be good news for Tottenham Hotspur, in their chase of both Victor Wanyama and Shane Long this summer.

Everton are expected to appoint Koeman as their next manager in the coming days, after agreeing personal terms with the Dutchman.

Koeman’s departure from Southampton could spark a mass exodus from St. Mary’s (The Sun), with plenty of the south coast club’s players in demand.

Tottenham are believed to be one of the clubs wanting to swoop to take some of Southampton’s key players, with Long and Wanyama on Mauricio Pochettino’s wishlist, according to The Sun

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

Wanyama has been a long term target of Spurs, while Long appears to have emerged as a potential covering option for Harry Kane.

Long and Wanyama have been in demand for some time, but the pair have stuck with Southampton over recent transfer windows.

However, part of the reason for their commitment may have been because of Koeman. The Dutch boss is not only well regarded by Southampton’s players, but he has also urged his players to remain loyal to the club.

Southampton's Shane Long scores their first goal

With Koeman now set to depart, there may be a number of Saints stars considering their futures, and that could benefit Spurs, as it should make any potential transfer for either Long or Wanyama easier to complete.

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