Talksport pundit impressed with imminent Tottenham Hotspur signing; casts doubt on duo's future

Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins before the match

Ray Wilkins was discussing the imminent arrival of Southampton's Victor Wanyama.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goalWanyama is set to become Spurs' first summer signing

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins told Talksport on Friday that Tottenham Hotspur are getting a bargain in Victor Wanyama.

The Mirror reports Spurs will pay around £11 million for the Southampton midfielder, months after the same tabloid claimed the Saints were looking to secure almost double that amount.

Despite holding a long-standing interest in Wanyama, former St. Mary's boss Mauricio Pochettino has remained patient in his pursuit of the Kenyan, whom he signed from Celtic in 2013.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoPochettino brought Wanyama to England initially

And with only a year to run on Wanyama's contract, the time is now for Argentine, whose team could make an imminent announcement, according to Tuesday's Sun newspaper (page 50).

Speaking on Tuesday's Alan Brazil Euro Sports Breakfast show, Wilkins hailed Spurs' move for Wanyama, but suggested it could spell the end for two White Hart Lane stars.

"I like him. He gets stuck in in that midfield area," the 59-year-old said. "I think for the money in modern day football it’d be an absolute snip.

Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins before the matchWilkins left his position as Aston Villa's assistant boss in 2015

"I feel a bit now for (Ryan) Mason and (Nabil) Bentaleb.

"(If I were a manager) I’d be in there having a little nibble at one of those, I’ve got to say, because they’re good footballers. But they’re not going to play much next year."

Both Bentaleb and Mason can expect to be budged down the Tottenham pecking order by Wanyama's arrival, while another midfielder, Tom Carroll, is yet to agree an extension at White Hart Lane and could leave for nothing this summer.

The Mirror reported this week that the former pair were offered to Southampton as part of Spurs' initial Wanyama offer.

Tottenham Hotspur's Nabil Bentaleb, Christian Eriksen and Ryan Mason celebrate victoryBentaleb (L) and Mason (R) were reportedly offered to the Saints

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