Bournemouth opinion: Bournemouth should sign Victor Wanyama
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Victor Wanyama has been linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur and the interested party is Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
Bournemouth just captured the signing of Philip Billing from Huddersfield town and adding Wanyma would further strengthen that midfield.
Wanyama had a couple of fantastic seasons in the Premier League, which started with his time at Southampton. The Kenyan had worked under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman at Southampton and quickly made himself one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.
This earned him a move to Spurs in the 2016/17 season and in his first season at the club, he was widely considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the League along with N’golo Kante after coming very close to winning the Premier League title at White Hart Lane.
However, he has suffered from injuries since and things simply haven’t gone to plan since. Even when available, he doesn’t always start anymore due to worries that he’ll pick up an injury.
Last season, he made 22 appearances in all competitions with many of his appearances coming off the bench to shore up the midfield and defence.
It seems that he’s become surplus to requirements at Spurs and this could be a great opportunity for Bournemouth to get a fantastic player when not injured. The 28-year-old still has a few years that he can give to a side like Bournemouth. Bournemouth’s big issue has been the concession of goals ever since their promotion to the Premier League.
Last season, they seemed to have made amends at the start of the season with a slightly more counter-attacking setup but they weren’t able to sustain it for long periods.
Getting someone like Wanyama to sit in front of the defence will make them a very difficult opponent to face and will help them with their poor away record.
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The Cherries have a fantastic record at the Vitality Stadium and have depended heavily on it to thrive in the Premier League for the last couple of seasons but they need to add some steel if they want to make the step up and maybe break into the top-10 and maybe even contend for a Europa League spot.
There aren’t many managers who have the control a club like Eddie Howe does at Bournemouth and he needs this signing over the line.