Victor Wanyama close to return for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur fans march through Machakos wishing Victor Wanyama a speedy recovery. Photo: Instagram/victorwanyama

In news which will certainly cheer the UK’s Tottenham Hotspur supporting High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, Spurs’ Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama is nearing a first-team return after recovering from a serious knee injury, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The 26-year-old Kenya international, who only missed two Premier League games last season, has been sidelined for four months after aggravating a knee injury ahead of Tottenham’s home fixture against Burnley in August.

“We will see when he can be involved again. Last season, he was such an important player for us,” Pochettino told reporters.

“And this season, it’s true. In a position that you need to be strong, we have missed a player like him.

“It will be fantastic if, as soon as possible, he can be again involved and available to be selected because he is a very good player – a very important player for us.”

Wanyama could return during Tottenham’s packed festive fixtures against Southampton, Swansea City and West Ham United.

Earlier this month, Kenyan Tottenham Hotspur supporters held a get well soon procession for the injured midfielder.

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