Victor Wanyama speaks about fail move away from Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama controls the ball during a training session at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on May 31, 2019 on the eve of the UEFA...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama almost left to join Club Brugge in the summer.

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur (L) challenges for the ball with Cohen Bramall of Colchester United during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Colchester United and Tottenham...

Victor Wanyama has suggested to All Africa that it is ‘unfortunate’ that his move away from Tottenham Hotspur didn’t go through in the summer.

Spurs almost sold Wanyama to Club Brugge, but the deal collapsed at the last minute.

Wanyama decided against moving to the Belgian side in a deal worth £13 million, according to the London Evening Standard, with the Kenyan now staying at Spurs.

The 28-year-old has struggled for game time with Mauricio Pochettino’s side this term.


And Wanyama has suggested that he wanted the transfer away from Tottenham to happen.

"For me, I am a professional player and sometimes you have to wait until everything is done. Things were good but unfortunately the transfer didn't happen,” he said.

“But I have to put my head down and work hard in training to be back on top form. I will keep working and wait for my chance in the team.”

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on November 10, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Wanyama has fallen down the pecking order at Spurs, after a series of injuries.

The powerful midfielder looks a shadow of his former self now, and could well be offloaded by Tottenham in January.

The Times has suggested that Spurs are keen to make changes at the next opportunity, with Wanyama one of the players available.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch