According to The Sun on Sunday (15/12; page 63), Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama, with former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann said to be lining up a transfer bid in January.
The report goes on to suggest that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is open to offers for the midfielder. Wanyama has been a fringe player under both the manager this season for Spurs and has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season.
Klinsmann – who, like Mourinho, was appointed last month – is ready to offer Wanyama a fresh challenge next month.
While Mourinho has handed a clean slate to a number of players, it is perhaps telling that Wanyama appears to remain on the periphery. He has featured for just nine minutes under the Portuguese, coming off the bench against Bayern Munich in midweek.
Spotrac shows that the former Celtic man earns £65,000-a-week at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. So it looks to be best for all parties to agree on a January move.
Wanyama can look to get his career back on track. Hertha, if they can get the midfielder back to his best, may feel that it is a gamble worth taking. Spurs will free up some space on the wage bill as Mourinho plots changes to his squad.
In another Tottenham news, Serge Aurier got a stern warning from Jose Mourinho just after taking charge as Tottenham manager.