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Tottenham reportedly receive two enquiries for Victor Wanyama, could one have been from West Ham?

According to a report from the Evening Standard, two unnamed Premier League clubs have made enquiries for Tottenham ace Victor Wanyama, and with West Ham’s current need for a combative midfielder, could the east London outfit have been one of the mystery clubs?

The Hammers are crying out for more physicality in the middle of the park. Declan Rice needs a younger, more mobile partner to accompany him in central midfield.

West Ham have often been overrun in midfield by opposing teams this season, so it is no surprise that David Moyes allegedly wants to add more physicality to his engine room.

And Wanyama seems to be exactly the kind of player who the Hammers need.

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There is every chance that West Ham are one of the unnamed clubs who have reportedly enquired about the Kenyan.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month hat the east London outfit want to bring the Spurs man to the London Stadium.

In addition to that, Sky Sports reported earlier on this month that the addition of a powerful central midfielder tops Moyes’s priority list.

Wanyama on Hammers’ radar?

The powerful ball-winning midfielder clearly has no future at Tottenham, but he could prove to be a success at West Ham, if the 56-year-old Scot does in fact bring him to east London.

Wanyama excels at breaking up the opposition’s play, and he would be the perfect foil for Rice and perhaps Pablo Fornals too.

His best season with Tottenham came in the 2016/17 campaign, when he finished ninth on the list of players who made the most successful tackles, with 90 to his name (

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The Kenyan played 36 of Tottenham’s 38 Premier League games that season, and his side had the best defensive record in the Premier League, with just 26 goals conceded.

Ok, so we’re three years down the line, but if given the chance to play regularly, there is no reason why Wanyama cannot replicate the form that he showed in the 2016/17 campaign.

Whilst this is pure conjecture, it is not outside the realms of reality that West Ham could be one of the clubs in for the former Celtic and Southampton man.

And if they’re not, they certainly should be.

The Evening Standard claims that Wanyama could be up for grabs for £9 million or even less. And that would be a real bargain for the Hammers.

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