Tottenham Hotspur are set to receive a huge boost as injured midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly eyeing a return in time for the clash against Liverpool at Wembley on October 22nd.
According to the Daily Mail, the Kenyan midfielder is targeting a return to action for this high-profile match later this month. He injured his knee in pre-season but played against Newcastle United and Chelsea at the beginning of the season.
His participation in those games worsened his situation, with the 26-year-old forced to sit out of games so far this season. Wanyama was initially hoping to be fit to make the squad for the Champions League match against Real Madrid.
However, the robust midfielder has now set his sights on the Liverpool game after realising that the Madrid game comes a little too early in his rehabilitation cycle.
Wanyama was a huge player for Mauricio Pochettino last season, having featured consistently in the first-team for Spurs. His rise has made him one of the first names on the team sheet under Pochettino.
The Argentine manager would be assessing his options on Tuesday with most of his squad members away on international duty. With fixtures coming thick and fast in the Premier League and Champions League, Pochettino would be elated to have Wanyama at his disposal soon.
Spurs face Bournemouth this weekend before the trip to Madrid in the Champions League. That fixture would be followed by two very crucial Premier League fixtures against Liverpool, and Manchester United this month, with a League Cup clash against West Ham United sandwiched in between.
After an indifferent start to the season, Spurs have picked up momentum, riding high on Harry Kane’s goals, and are currently on 14 points from 7 matches. They stand 5 points off the table-toppers Manchester City but with momentum on their side, Spurs could soon hold their own in the title mix.
The news of Wanyama’s return is certainly great news for the club because we have certainly missed his presence in the midfield. With Mousa Dembele too out of action, Spurs were really stretched in the midfield. Let’s hope the Kenyan comes back and performs at his usual best.