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Mauricio Pochettino says Victor Wanyama in his Tottenham Hotspur plan

Miguel D'Agostino, Mauricio Pochettino, Jesus Perez and Toni Jimenez look on during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on September 13, 2019 in Enfield,...

Neil Lennon’s Celtic reportedly wanted Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama in the summer transfer window.

Victor Wanyama and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 13, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Victor Wanyama was linked with moves away from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window, with his former club Celtic among those reported to be interested in the defensive midfielder.

It was reported by The Daily Mail that Celtic wanted to sign Wanyama from Tottenham this summer.

The report claimed that Neil Lennon’s side wanted an initial loan deal for the former Southampton star, with AS Monaco, Valencia and Bologna also reported to be interested in the 28-year-old.

 

Nothing materialised and Wanyama is still at Tottenham, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that the 28-year-old is in his plans, and has added that like Christian Eriksen, he was in a difficult situation in the summer.

Pochettino told The Guardian: “Victor Wanyama is in my plans. Christian is in my plans. Before I understood that they were in a difficult situation and, of course, we tried to help them, to help the club, to do their business.”

Tottenham Hotspur struggles

Wanyama has struggled to make a huge impact at Tottenham since his move from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £11 million.

The Kenya international did well initially, but the defensive midfielder has had injury issues, and when he did recover, he failed to re-establish himself in the Tottenham first team.

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

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