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Wanyama happy at Tottenham, wants to honor his contract

Big Vic noted that injuries hurt his production this season but wants to come back stronger next season.

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Perhaps surprisingly, Victor Wanyama has been included on a list of possible Tottenham Hotspur summer sales that has been circulating around the internet rumor mill lately. Various sources have reported that the club would listen to offers for the Kenyan captain, but that he wasn’t necessarily one of the players Spurs were actively trying to offload.

But Wanyama refused to be draw into speculation about his future, telling Goal Nairobi that he’s happy at the club and that he wants to see out his contract.

“I don’t respond to rumours and all those are rumours to me, I still have a contract with Spurs and that is what I want to see through.

“I did not have a good season with the team because of injury and my aim now is to work hard during this break and return for next season even stronger and help them perform even better.

“I am happy at Tottenham and I am committed to the team. I am not aware of anything and I am very fine and happy where I am.”

Vic struggled with injury all season, missing nearly the entire first half of the season. That set him back significantly, and his minutes were limited until Tottenham’s end of the season run-in. While he started the last three games of the season due to Dembele’s injury, his performances were pretty uneven and there were even suggestions that he was playing through an injury of his own.

Wanyama addressed his injury situation, saying it was a challenging year but he feels that he’s ready to come back strong next season.

“I had set my target for the season and was looking forward to have them fulfilled but the injury somehow slowed me down.

“It was my first worse injury and I thank God that I managed to go through it and return to play. At first I felt I will not play the entire season but the doctors did a good job to help me get over it and kick the ball again.”

With Spurs already probably losing Dembele and Harry Winks having surgery, it seems a little nuts to think that Tottenham might want to sell Wanyama too. Since Kenya aren’t in the World Cup, Vic will get a nice rest over the summer to heal. My guess is he comes back and helps anchor the midfield. It’s nice to know that at least he’s not agitating for a move.