Tottenham locked in talks to sell £17m-rated midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in negotiations with Club Brugge over the sale of Victor Wanyama.

The London Evening Standard has reported that Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay some of Victor Wanyama’s wages if he does get a move away to the Belgian club.

Brugge have been trying to buy Victor Wanyama off Spurs, but are not ready to meet Daniel Levy’s £17 million asking price for the defensive-minded midfielder.

The Belgian club are understood to be willing to go to £8 million for the Kenya international, but not beyond that.

Tottenham’s asking price does seem exaggerated, given the midfielder’s poor injury record in recent years.

The Champions League finalists may now have to settle for a loan deal, but even that has its complications.

The Belgian giants would be open to taking the experienced midfielder on a temporary basis, but they cannot afford his salary, which stands at £65,000-a-week.

The Premier League club would, therefore, have to subsidise some of the deal to get him off their books and it seems best for both the club and the player if they do part company this summer.

Victor Wanyama has slipped way down the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino now, with Oliver Skipp seemingly ahead of him and if the Kenyan wants to play first-team football again, a move to Brugge should appeal.

Meanwhile, Tottenham also consider selling Christian Eriksen this summer amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.