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Report: Wanyama to Brugge transfer to be completed by Friday

It hasn’t happened yet, but all parties appear to want it to.

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It’s Thursday and still no word about Victor Wanyama’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Club Brugge, despite everything seemingly pointing to a deal happening before the close of the transfer window. The last we had heard, Wanyama was set to travel to Belgium for a physical and to conclude the transfer early this week, but a report from a Belgian paper is saying that there’s been a minor hang-up that has delayed things.

According to Het Nieuwsblad (via Sport Witness), the delay is on Spurs’ side, as Tottenham is working with Wanyama on last-minute financial details between the club and the player. It’s not clear what those financial details are when an agreement between the clubs has already been agreed to, but apparently Daniel Levy is working on it, and Brugge has given a deadline of Friday for him to sign; they apparently have other targets lined up if the Wanyama deal goes south.

I can hear Spurs fans grumbling about Daniel Levy and his last minute deals, but this still seems like something that’s super likely to go through. Wanyama doesn’t appear to be in Spurs’ plans any longer, and with a move to Brugge he’ll still get Champions League football after Club Brugge qualified for the group stages yesterday. Tottenham is now 100% guaranteed to draw Brugge in today’s group stage draw because of course they are.