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Why Pochettino’s Reunion With This Southampton Star Is Not The Right Choice For Tottenham Hotspur

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Victor Wanyama in action for Southampton. (Getty Images)

With a third spot finish in the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League, Mouricio Pochettino’s side Tottenham Hotspur will be hosting the Champions League nights in the coming season. The Argentine manager will have to be alert in the summer transfer window as he will be looking to strengthen his squad in order to avoid fatigue to the current players.

The side was exceptionally good last season and every single player played out of their skin. They had a difficult time in the Europa League last season as they were thrashed by the German outfit Borussia Dortmund, but the players did nothing wrong in the Premier League. The major reason for such an amazing show was the fitness of the players. Harry Kane did miss the early stages of the campaign, but the Englishman came back with a bang and ended up being a top scorer in the league.

But it is obvious that the players cannot promise the same physical fitness next season because no one knows how and when an injury can affect the player. And to avoid that, the Argentine manager might look forward to add some fresh legs to the side. With some extraordinary performances last term, the fans are surely expecting more from the club. To deliver the promises, Pochettino’s primary job is to bring new players into the squad, who possess European experience. Many players have been linked with the London side, and one of those many names is of the Kenyan international Victor Wanyama.

Wanyama joined Southampton in the summer of 2013, but injuries halted the playing time of the Kenyan, but after the arrival of Mouricio Pochettino  in 2014-15 season at St. Mary’s, Wanyama revived and gave the performance of his life.

After his wonderful performance, the Kenyan became one of the hottest prospects in the English League, but he decided to stay at the club as many of his colleagues decided to leave the side. Wanayama made 32 appearances last term under Ronald Koeman and his brilliant performances attracted the attention of clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham once again. Now, it is heavily reported that Mouricio Pochettino is looking to reunite with his former player and is showing a strong interest in the Southampton midfielder.

Now, the question here is; do Tottenham need Victor Wanyama at this moment?

To be completely honest, we think signing Wanyama will not be a great decision by the Argentine. We agree that the 24-year-old Kenyan has shown what he is capable of time and time again, but Wanyama doesn’t have much of European experience to show for apart from the few games he has played for Celtic. Pochettino should invest his capital in a player, who has a bag full of top flight experience because that would help the side to compete strongly.

Besides that, Wanyama usually plays as a holding midfielder and signing him would cut the playing time of either Dier or Demebele. The English-Belgian pair was instrumental last season for the side and the fans would love to see more of them. Excluding Dier and Dembele, Pochettino has Ryan mason and Bentaleb, who are surely not as good as Wanyama and struggled to get a proper game time last season, but the arrival of Wanyama would surely halt the progress of the young duo.

The 24-year-old Kenyan has surely too much to offer for, but his signing would affect the youngsters some way or the other. Besides that, he cannot guarantee a success in the Champions League, and that’s why Pochettino should look for an another experienced option for the team, who would be an upgrade to either Dier or Dembele and not someone like Wanyama.

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