Wanyama

Wanyama set for five-year contract offer

Published On 07/10/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Best of the Rest, Europe, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories

Southampton are preparing a five-year contract extension for midfielder Victor Wanyama, whose move to Tottenham was rejected this summer.

The 24-year-old went on strike for the Saints in August in an attempt to force through a move to White Hart Lane, but Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was adamant the Kenya international stayed.

He has subsequently returned to the fold at St Mary’s and insists he has forgotten this summer’s differences and is solely focused on Southampton.

“I just don’t want to remember that situation.” Wanyama told The Mirror.

“I’m happy to go in the pitch and forget what happened, so I’m really looking forward to putting good performances for Southampton.

“I’ve forgotten what happened. I’m now progressing on my club and it’s been good, so I’m looking forward to putting in good performances.”

Wanyama has put in a series of fine displays for the Saints, which has propelled them into the top half of the table.

Saints chiefs feel confident enough they will be able to tempt Wanyama to sign a new long-term deal, having failed to link up with his former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.

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