After having narrowly missed out on the league title, Tottenham have already begun the process of strengthening the squad by bringing in midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
The midfielder, who is extremely well known to manager Mauricio Pochettino, has signed a five-year contract with Spurs after his £ 11 million move to White Hart Lane. The move represents a great business for Spurs considering that he had joined Southampton for just over £ 12 million a couple of years ago. At this price, he represents a great value for money purchase.
More importantly, manager Pochettino is aware of his good qualities after having been the man behind his arrival at Southampton. Joining up with Pochettino also gives the player a great opportunity to become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He was regarded as a player with great potential to become the next Frank Lampard. It was one of the reasons behind Southampton parting company with such a vast amount of money to bring him from Celtic. In the last few years, though, his career appears to have stagnated and the move to Spurs make kick-off a new start. After having finished third in the league table last season, Spurs will be playing in the Champions League and need more bodies especially in the centre of the park.
“Always our priority is to sign players that know the Premier League. It’s important.It’s not easy but when you have the possibility to sign a player like him [Wanyama] it’s a good opportunity for us.He’s a midfielder, a very strong midfielder. A holding midfielder that can play free and play very well with the ball.He’s powerful. I think he is the perfect player for us. He’s a powerful player. I think he will be a great signing for us. Always our priority is to sign players that know the Premier League. It’s important,” said Pochettino.