Spurs reinforced their defense and attack in the summer transfer window but could not really strengthen the midfield department.
The North Londoners tried to sign (Daily Star) Southampton’s star holding midfielder Victor Wanyama by offering $28 million and record signing Lamela in the final days of the transfer window. However, the Saints rejected the move.
As per the provided Star link, there is a twist in the transfer saga and Chelsea are now ready to make $31 million bid to sign the Kenyan international.
Tottenham’s current boss Mauricio Pochettino is the one who signed Wanyama for the Saints and the 24-year-old midfielder remains their record signing.
Southampton had the second best defense in the Premier League last season and Victor was a key member of the squad. He can provide a solid cover in front of the back four.
Mourinho already has one of the best defensive midfielders in his squad in the form of Nemanja Matic. Adding Wanyama will surely make the midfield department even stronger.