Date: 22nd August 2019 at 6:07pm
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Victor Wanyama is edging towards the exit door and in the process ending three years with Spurs.

At 28 the Kenyan international still has plenty of time in his career to recover from the injuries that have ultimately ruined his Tottenham career, but Spurs fans must remember how good he was.

Wanyama joined Spurs in 2016 from Southampton for £11m and, in truth, that was a total bargain for an all-action midfielder who could cover swathes of ground and break up attack after attack.

He and Mousa Dembele formed a superb partnership in the middle of the pitch – as Tottenham went unbeaten at home in their last year at White Hart Lane.

Wanyama was imperious for Spurs making 35 appearances scoring four goals, contributing one assist – as well as 0.9 key passes per game.

However, it was his ability to break up play that made him so important to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The partnership that he and Dembele had was probably the second-best in the league behind N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas.

In the 2017/18 season, Wanyama only made 18 appearances due to a serious knee injury – that has, unfortunately, killed his Spurs career.

However, he did provide Tottenham fans with one more reason to love him against Liverpool.

Spurs were trailing to a Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool and needed something special to break through, and boy did Wanyama provide that.

A cross was half-cleared by Loris Karius as far as the 28-year-old who sent a thunderous strike sailing past the Red’s keeper and silencing the Kop.

That moment was a highlight of a Tottenham career that promised so much, but unfortunately due to injury has not delivered.

Wanyama will move on to pastures new and hope he can put his injuries behind him.

 

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