The latest of Daniel Levy's 'Will They/Won't They' transfer deals has been completed. After the fiasco two seasons ago when Ben Davies was photographed training with the Spurs first team BEFORE his transfer was officially announced, some of us began to wonder whether our first sight of Victor Wanyama in Spurs merch might be on the opening day of the season when he ably stands in for the suspended Mousa Dembele with beast-like brilliance.
However, last night the deal was officially announced, and at an estimated £11 million, it has to go down as the greatest steal since The Hatton Garden Heist. Wanyama is exactly what Spurs need, a strong, quick and powerful midfielder who will not only replace Dembele or Eric Dier when they're not available, but potentially play with them in one of the scariest looking midfield threes in the history of time (for their opponents anyway).
Questions are naturally being raised about Wanyama's disciplinary record, with him having been sent off on three occasions last season. However, in SpurredOn's opinion, Wanyama's head wasn't quite right last term. He'd wanted his move to Spurs in August but Southampton held firm and as a result Victor ran about like a headless chicken at times, desperately trying to show his worth in an overaggressive way. What definitely won't put Spurs fans off though was his performance against Woolwich Arsenal, where he singlehandedly tried to injure every member of the opposition as if trying to endear himself to Lilywhite fans while still in a Saints shirt.
In conclusion, this is a terrific signing for Spurs. Better squad depth, more competition for places and the next player to come in truly showing how Paul Mitchell and Mauricio Pochettino have total control and understanding when it comes to transfer policy – something that hasn't always been the case in the past!