Mauricio Pochettino comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama

Mauricio Pochettino the head coach

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly wanted by Club Brugge.

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama poses for a photo session on June 6, 2019 in Marcoussis, France's national rugby training facility just outside Paris. (Photo by Diane FALCONER

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested to The Mirror why Victor Wanyama is set to leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Pochettino has suggested that the former Celtic and Southampton defensive midfielder has failed to step up since he had injury problems and has not done enough to merit a place in the starting lineup.

According to The Mirror, the Kenya international is set to join Club Brugge in Belgium for a transfer fee of £10 million.

Pochettino told The Mirror: “It's all about performance. Football is for today and tomorrow, not yesterday. You need always to show that you are there and deserve (to be there).

“In the case of Victor, he suffered an injury and another player stepped up and took his place. We are in a team, we are not a charity.

“I am making clear the answer is not about Victor, but we are not a charity – it is about performance and the coaching staff have a lot of different options to play different players.

“I am the coach, I need to take the decision and hope it will be right. Victor is a very important player and, for different circumstances, went backwards.”

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on May 22, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Not missing Victor Wanyama

Wanyama has been on the books of Tottenham since 2016 when he joined from Premier League rivals Southampton.

The 28-year-old defensive midfielder did look brilliant at one point, but he has simply failed to make himself an integral member of the team at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Although the former Celtic star is a very good player, Spurs will not miss the midfielder if he leaves this summer.

After all, Wanyama made just four starts in the Premier League last season and only eight starts in the league during the 2017-18 campaign, according to WhoScored.

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in...

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