Victor Wanyama headed for Tottenham exit
Kenyan international Victor Wanyama looks set to depart Tottenham in the January transfer window, with the likes of Serie A duo Sampdoria and Genoa both in the race to sign the defensive midfielder. Former Southampton and Celtic player Wanyama has two and a half years remaining on his Spurs contract.
According to reports, Wanyama has asked his agent to find him a move elsewhere in search of regular first-team football and is growing increasingly frustrated with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after a perceived lack of opportunity.
It is understood that Wanyama is no longer preferred as the first-choice defensive midfielder at Tottenham, with English duo Harry Winks and Eric Dier ahead of the Kenyan in the pecking order.
Sampdoria and Genoa have both been in contact with Spurs over a January loan deal but it is understood Tottenham would favour a permanent exit for Wanyama and have priced the player at a fee of around £12 million.
There is also some interest from Spain, with Levante and Villarreal also rumoured to have shown interest in the combative player.