I’ll honour my Tottenham contract, vows Wanyama


Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama with his Carling Goal of the Month trophy. (PHOTO/Tottenham Hotspur)
Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama with his Carling Goal of the Month trophy. (PHOTO/Tottenham Hotspur)

In Summary

  • Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is adamant that he will don the famous white shirt of the Spurs next season, scoffing at reports that he could ditch the North London based club.
  • At the same time, the former Southampton and Celtic midfielder said that he has withdrawn from Harambee Stars  twin friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea set for this weekend as he's still recovering from an injury.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, ‘Big Vic’ as he is fondly known played down speculation and transfer reports linking him with a potential move to his boyhood club Manchester United and Liverpool.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is adamant that he will don the famous white shirt of the Spurs next season, scoffing at reports that he could ditch the North London based club.

At the same time, the former Southampton and Celtic midfielder said that he has withdrawn from Harambee Stars  twin friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea set for this weekend as he’s still recovering from an injury.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, ‘Big Vic’ as he is fondly known played down speculation and transfer reports linking him with a potential move to his boyhood club Manchester United and Liverpool.

He said:  “I have a contract with Tottenham and I’m happy with that. I have not heard any talk of transfers, I am not aware of any and it’s not true.”

The 26-year who joined the North London outfit on 23 June, 2016, on a five-year deal still has three more years on his contract and for now he maintains that his heart and soul is with the Mauricio Pochettino coached side.

Since joining White Hart Lane, the combative defensive midfielder has been a stalwart at the base of midfield featuring prominently for the team except in the ended season where niggling injuries limited him to just 18 appearances.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder tackles Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero in a apast match. (PHOTO/AFP)
Tottenham Hotspur’s Kenyan midfielder tackles Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero in a apast match. (PHOTO/AFP)

“I am still trying to strengthen my injury and be strong as I have just comeback from a long layoff. The club has talked with the national team doctor and they have given a clear message. I have to do what the club wants, what is good for me and for the national team,” Wanyama said.

The Stars are playing the friendlies in preparation for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2019 qualifier against Ghana in September which Wanyama says they can win.

“We have a chance. We are playing in September so we still have time to prepare and be ready for the match,” he enthused, urging fans to turn up and support the team.

Wanyama made the remarks in Nairobi on Wednesday where he was unveiled as the brand ambassador for DSTV Connect with Greatness campaign by the Multi-choice .

The contract will run throughout the World Cup period with possibility of extension.

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