Tottenham Hotspur are facing a central midfield injury crisis ahead of the new Premier League season, with Victor Wanyama flying home from the US tour and Moussa Sissoko picking up a knock against Barcelona.
Spurs are currently Stateside as Mauricio Pochettino ramps up his pre-season preparations, but a host of senior players are absent after their roles at the World Cup.
Tottenham drew 2-2 with Barcelona on Sunday, coming from two goals down, but have issues in the heart of their midfield.
Victor Wanyama played no part in the clash with the Catalan heavyweights and the Daily Mail has confirmed that the Kenyan has flown home from the tour due to injury.
The African battler was a key man in his first season at Tottenham but last term missed a significant amount of time with a knee complaint.
Wanyama’s current woes are linked to the troublesome knee and Spurs have sent the former Southampton man back to North London.
Meanwhile, Moussa Sissoko limped off in the first-half of Tottenham’s clash with Barcelona and now may also be a doubt for the start of the new season.
“We’ll assess tomorrow, the next few days to see what happened,” Pochettino said.
“We hope it’s a minor injury but he feels his hamstring.”
With Harry Winks still on the treatment table, speculation over Mousa Dembele’s future and Eric Dier not back at training after World Cup participation, Tottenham are looking light in the centre of the park.
As such, Spurs really need to make moves in the transfer market to address this issue and add a player of quality to Pochettino’s squad before the window closes.