We’ve been monitoring the potential transfer of Victor Wanyama from Tottenham Hotspur to Club Brugge, and it appears to be very close to completion. While there have been some articles that suggested that Vic’s old club Celtic were making a late approach, a report this morning from Football Insider suggests that the Belgian club has won the day, and that Vic has agreed personal terms to go along with the clubs’ transfer agreement.
The report states that Vic has agreed to lower his wage demands from £60k/wk to £50k/wk, and that the proposed transfer fee is €9m, rising to €12m with escalators. That’s down from the £17m that Spurs were reportedly asking for Wanyama last week, but still likely a club record signing for Club Brugge. Wanyama is said to be heading to Belgium for a medical and to complete the transfer.
Football Insider isn’t exactly a gold standard source, but it sure does seem like there’s a lot of smoke circulating around Wanyama’s departure from the club. Truthfully, a potential €12m for a player who only seems to have one confirmed working knee isn’t bad business. I like Wanyama and will miss him, but this would seem to make sense for everyone involved. Plus, Club Brugge are now favorites to make the Champions League after winning their opening leg 1-0 at LASK, so there’s still a chance that we’ll see Vic again this season. Just on the other side of the pitch.