0Shares0000Victor Wanyama made Tottenham return against Swansea. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24- Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfield maestro Victor Wanyama has dismissed reports that he might be thinking of leaving the club, saying he is happy in North London and is not departing anytime soon.There have been silent murmurs that the Wanyama is being courted by several clubs, but Wanyama who has three years to run on his Spurs contract has treated all those as rumors. “Rumors are just rumors. There’s no offer from anyone and I am very happy at Spurs. I have not even thought about leaving,” affirmed Wanyama.The midfielder joined Tottenham at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season for Sh1.5bn (£11mn) from Southampton.Meanwhile, despite missing close to four months of action due to injury, Wanyama says he still counts it a successful season and will be hoping for better tidings in the new campaign.Victor Wanyama. Photo/COURTESYWanyama had a paltry 24 appearances for Spurs across all competitions in the 2017/2018 season having missed a huge chunk of action after aggravating a knee injury picked up during pre-season.“It was perhaps the toughest time of my career because I have never been out for so long. But on the positive, it has helped me learn a lot and I am happy that I overcome and I at least came back to play a few matches. It could have been worse,” Wanyama said.Spurs weren’t as compact as they were last season but the North London club still managed to finish at third spot, securing a UEFA Champions League spot for next season on top of reaching the FA Cup semi-final.The Kenyan skipper has heaped praise on his Spurs team-mates for their grit and fight and is hopeful in the new campaign they will be in a position to challenge for trophies to spice up their performance on the pitch.“I can say the season has been successful because we have played all 38 games away from home and it is never easy. I am proud of the team and how we played and I am also proud of myself for coming back stronger. Hopefully next season we do well,” Wanyama noted.He added; “We also had some good performance in the Champions League and the target next year is to improve and go further.”-Back to White Hart Lane-Victor Wanyama wheels away in celebrating his goal against Liverpool on February 4, 2018.Spurs will have the prestige of going back to their home ground at the White Hart Lane which had been closed for expansion, thus forcing them to play their home games at the Wembley Stadium.Perhaps what was Wanyama’s biggest moment was when he unleashed a ferocious shot infront of the Kop End beating Loris Karius as Spurs played to a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in a league fixture.Wanyama had just come on as a substitute with his side 1-0 down from a Mo Salah goal but barely 60 seconds on the pitch, the midfielder picked the ball from 20 yards out and rifled it into the top right corner.The goal was voted as the Spurs goal of the season.Wanyama cracker“That was my first game after injury and I had just come in. I saw the ball ahead of me and I just decided to let it fly and it ended up in the net. It was a good goal and I was happy scoring especially against Liverpool infront of their fans,” Wanyama noted.He joked that nonetheless, his goal against Barcelona in the Champions League with Celtic remains his best ever.“That was my best ever. The Liverpool one was good, but against Barcelona, we didn’t have the ball at all. When it came, I scored!” joked the midfielder.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
RANKED Latest transfer news However, Jurgen Klopp has kept Solanke around in the opening weeks of the season, though he has not once been selected for a matchday squad.Klopp feels the 20-year-old can provide attacking cover this season, with Divock Origi, the Belgium international expected to depart to free up a place in Liverpool’s first-team. Solanke has not been named in one matchday squad so far this season Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland And, according to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp expects Origi to depart before Friday’s transfer deadline.However, if Origi stays at Anfield rather than securing a move away, Klopp will allow Solanke to leave on loan knowing that Rangers are interested in the former Chelsea man.If this situation comes about, Origi will remain ahead of Solanke in the pecking order at Anfield. 2 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Rangers could still sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool before the transfer window shuts on Friday, according to reports.Solanke, the England forward, has been tipped to join Steven Gerrard’s revolution at Ibrox since the latter was appointed manager earlier this summer. REVEALED targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND Solanke scored his first Liverpool goal on the final day of last season three-way race Gerrard has already used his Liverpool connections to sign two players on loan from his former club, with Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent both penning season-long deals with Rangers.Rangers take on Ufa this afternoon hoping to beat the Russian Premier League side and book their place in the Europa League group stage. The Gers lead 1-0 on aggregate heading into the second leg.
NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is expected to miss at least six more weeks with an injured right knee.The left-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 11. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews last week and had his knee drained. Sabathia also received a cortisone and stem cell injection to treat a degenerative cartilage condition.The team confirmed that the procedure means Sabathia likely will remain sidelined through at least the end of June, maybe longer.The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA in eight starts. He has allowed 10 home runs in 46 innings.New York also is missing injured starters Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda, forcing the Yankees to go with a makeshift rotation that includes Vidal Nuno, David Phelps and rookie Chase Whitley.TweetPinShare0 Shares