West Brom make enquiry on signing Wanyama

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham have a very limited time left in the transfer window to sign a new midfielder if they need to. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – According to the Daily Mail, Championship side West Bromwich Albion have submitted an enquiry for Tottenham Hotspur and Harambee Stars midfielder Victor Wanyama.The Baggies are pushing for promotion back to the Premier League, and Darren Moore may be keen on reinforcements during the January transfer window. Holding midfielder Gareth Barry is approaching the end of his career, and West Brom appear to have identified an ambitious target to come in.The Daily Mail report that West Brom have contacted Spurs about signing Wanyama, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men open to a January deal.However, Wanyama not only wants to stay at Spurs, but also has no intention of dropping down to the Championship any time soon.That’s no great surprise given that Liverpool and Manchester United were reportedly keen on Wanyama in 2018, and a £40million fee was mentioned by the Daily Mail.The Kenyan international has endured a miserable 12 months, slipping down the Spurs pecking order because of mounting injuries that have slowed him down since the beginning of last season.Pochettino and Wanyama are hugely close with the pair worked together at Southampton before reuniting with Spurs in 2016, and Wanyama enjoyed a superb first season as he became a star for Tottenham.Now though, injuries have taken their toll on Wanyama, and even if West Brom can’t land him, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the powerful anchor man move on this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Middlesbrough’s £5m bid for Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow rejected – reports

first_imgMiddlesbrough have had a bid rejected for Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow, according to reports.Relegated Boro, who are looking for a new number one following the departures of Victor Valdes and Brad Guzan, reportedly offered £5million for the 26-year-old but that is not enough to do business.A deal remains possible, with the Magpies ready to allow the former Nottingham Forest shot-stopper to leave St James’ Park, though Reading are likely to provide competition.Darlow was an important player as Newcastle won last season’s Sky Bet Championship, making 36 appearances in all competitions, but boss Rafael Benitez is keen to strengthen in all areas, including between the posts.He has been heavily linked with his former Liverpool number one Jose Reina should the latter leave Napoli and with Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Freddie Woodman all on the books, Darlow looks vulnerable.Another keeper in the Newcastle ranks, Belgian Matz Sels, has already left the club this summer on a season-long loan to Anderlecht. 1 Karl Darlow last_img read more