With a free weekend, there was always going to be something to fill the headlines as the January transfer window is set to tick into the final week, but speculation linking Aston Villa with a move for almost forgotten Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama, make no sense at all.
The 28-year-old Kenyan international has proven his worth at Premier League level previously during his time with Southampton and Spurs, but with injuries hitting him heavily in the last few seasons, his game time isn’t great and he’s only featured four times for the London club so far this season – with his last appearances coming on December 11.
Reports this week have suggested we are interested in bolstering midfield further with a move for him, although the information offered isn’t very specific and it’s not even stated whether our interest would be permanent or loan based.
But given his game time, and the fact that he almost signed for Club Brugge as Marvelous Nakamba’s replacement over the summer, I just don’t see how this has legs at all, but I might be alone in that.
Whatever fans think of the arrival of Danny Drinkwater on his loan spell, surely we are spending the final week of the window looking at a second striker, not another body for the middle of the park.
I’m all for this. Baffles me that no-1 has tried to sign him. I actually think Spurs miss him.
— avillafan.com (@Avillafan) January 25, 2020
Hope that's true and not fake news
— ❓❔Questions Craig❔❓🦁 (@QuestionsCraig) January 25, 2020
we have Luiz, Marvelous & Drinkwater in his position. We need someone more offensive & creative. White-Gibbs or a cheeky bid for Lallana?
— AndyLavicka (@andy_lavicka) January 25, 2020
This would be a good move. Physically imposing. Fed up of people saying Smith out. We need to remember all the shit we have been through to get here with poor owners and terrible management.
— Rob coward (@coward_rob) January 25, 2020
Are we looking to sign one player per African country to increase our fan base 😊
I'd be happy with this signing.
— Gary Glasgow (@GPDecorating) January 25, 2020
Hes a beast signing of the season that would be our midfielders are too lightweight
— Rob nurser (@RobNurser) January 25, 2020
I think you have to got to prefer Wanyama here. More recently played in the prem and is an absolute tank 💪 That's just my opinion
— Villa Bible (@villa_bible) January 25, 2020
Would be great to get wanayama out he hasn’t had a good game since 2017…
— Steven Horan (@hozza1984) January 25, 2020
Levy will probably want Jack in return
— Neil Williams (@casper197635) January 25, 2020
Would Be An Improvement If Fit
Not A Chance Of This Happening