Could Dortmund's Wanyama links help Spurs land Christian Pulisic?

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly being eyed for a move to Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund's US midfielder Christian Pulisic (L) scores the 0-3 goal past Hamburg's Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hamburg SV...

According to a recent report from The Telegraph, Tottenham are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic this summer but may need to pay £50 million if they hope to get a deal done.

While Pulisic's age and performances for the Bundesliga giants suggest that Dortmund do not appear to be overestimating the American's value, it would still take Spurs fans by some surprise if Daniel Levy considered meeting that asking price given his reputation for being the toughest of negotiators and the Premier League's side apparent preference to consider their big-spending very carefully. 

Mauricio Pochettino manager

But based on a report from German outlet Bild earlier this week, perhaps there is an opportunity for Spurs to consider a deal that would see Pulisic join Mauricio Pochettino's squad on much more appealing terms.

According to Bild, Dortmund are now interested in signing Victor Wanyama this summer. Interestingly, the Daily Mail reported in April that Tottenham would be ready to sell the former Southampton ace provided that they received a bid of around £50 million.

Newport County's English defender Scot Bennett and Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama (R) chase the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between...

If Spurs are therefore willing to sell Wanyama for that price, and Dortmund value Pulisic in the same bracket, then perhaps the two clubs should seriously consider discussing some kind of swap deal.

If there was scope for a potential exchange to be done, then Pochettino would surely be delighted if he ends up with the 19-year-old, especially as Wanyama played a much more peripheral role this past season.

Pulisic is already scoring goals and providing assists in the Bundesliga and is at an age where he will only get significantly better. Managing to secure a trade with a player that Pochettino is not using regularly therefore, could potentially be one of the best pieces of business that Levy could possibly do this summer.

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