Wanyama links up with Spurs for pre-season training – PHOTOS
Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama has linked up with his new club Tottenham for pre-season training as he gears for life at the White Hart Lane.
In pictures published by English newspaper The Daily Mail on its online portal, Wanyama, who two-weeks ago sealed a Sh1.6 billion move to the North London based outfit from Southampton, is seen hard at a gym session alongside his Danish club team mate, Christian Eriksen.
In one photo, Wanyama, who sports a sky blue top with black strips on the shoulders and a marching short, is put through a run on the treadmill and on another, he gets through some push-ups.
The Kenyan midfielder inked a five- year deal with Spurs, where, according to close family sources, he will be earning £ 60,000 a week (translating to Sh35 million gross pay a month).
Wanyama will fight to impose himself in the Tottenham midfield that boasts of several talents as Spurs aim to improve on their third place finish last term.
“I know Victor very well. He’s a player that can improve our squad and help us for the next few years,” Spurs manager, Pochettino told English press last month after successfully luring the combative Kenyan to his ranks.
Former Harambe Stars coach, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, also hailed the move: “Wanyama(Victor) has certainly made the right move. He’s a mature and disciplined player and it’s good for him because he will be working under a coach who understands and believes in him.”
When he appeared on NTV show, ‘The Trend’, on Friday, Wanyama said: “I’ve always chosen to be myself, to remain humble. There is no reason for me to change.”
Pochettino had previously worked with the midfielder at Southampton and it will be a reunion at White Hart lane where Wanyama will once again feature in the lucrative Champions League.