Wanyama’s real transfer fee revealed – Spurs star came at bargain price

By Alexander Ford

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama was signed for an alleged bargain fee of £9 million from Southampton, it has been reported by The Telegraph.

The newspaper has claimed that the price quoted by other media outlets last summer was more than first thought, with BBC Sport being quoted as saying £11m whilst The Sun mentioned £12m was closer to the sum agreed.

The Kenya captain secured a move to Tottenham ahead of this season after telling Southampton he wanted to leave and reunite with Mauricio Pochettino, the man who brought him to the Premier League from Celtic.

Wanyama’s power and energy have been key in Spurs’ rise to second in the Premier League, with the African already a fans’ favourite.

The 25-year-old has missed just one game in all competitions during the 2016-17 season, starting every Premier League game so far.

During his time at White Hart Lane, he has created a midfield partnership with Belgian Mousa Dembele, which can arguably be considered one of the best pairings in domestic game.

Wanyama, who joined the club in the same window as Vincent Janssen, Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is widely thought to be the only player to have justified, if not exceeded, their transfer fee with the performances shown so far.