Reliable Hammers source ExWHUemployee previously claimed in July that the Hammers had been eyeing up the Spurs midfielder while on the West Ham Way podcast, however later than month, he added that there was a doubt a deal could be done.
ExWHUemployee claimed that while a loan deal could possibly be reached at the end of the window, the Hammers really struggle to deal with Tottenham.
“The problem with Tottenham is that we really struggle to deal with them – they don’t like to do business with us and vice versa.
“There may be a loan at the end of the window possibly.
“But again, it’s going to depend on Tottenham so I wouldn’t get too excited about that.”
Since this update, the link between the Hammers and Wanyama has gone quiet but based on Sky Sports’ update on the 28-year-old’s future, transfer deadline day is the perfect time for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to swoop as they could force Spurs’ hands.
Given that Spurs likely want rid of Wanyama to get his £65,000-a-week wages off their books, as per Spotrac, as that’s a big salary to pay someone who isn’t going to feature for the first-team, then the Hammers will likely find them easier to deal with as Mauricio Pochettino’s side don’t have any other options for the midfielder.
In fact, while Wanyama struggled to feature for Spurs last season in the Premier League, he appeared 13 times, it’s quite impressive that he maintained a 100% tackle success rate, he made 13 tackles as well as cleared the ball nine times as well as intercepted the ball seven times. (Source: Premier League)
The biggest question over the Spurs midfielder is his injury record, knee problems have seen him stuck on the sidelines for over 200 days in recent times (Source: Transfermarkt), but if the Hammers got him on loan, it makes him worth taking a chance on as it’s not a long-term investment.
So with that in mind, the Hammers could play a blinder with only hours left of deadline day if they act quickly.