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Victor Wanyama confident that failed Tottenham transfer is behind him

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Victor Wanyama finally looks settled again in the engine of Southampton's midfield, with the Kenyan adamant that the unsuccessful transfer that would have taken him to Tottenham Hotspur is behind him now.

The midfield enforcer had reportedly told representatives at St. Mary's and also boss Ronald Koeman that he wanted to leave the side amidst rumours that Spurs were interested in securing his services.

A bit of muscle in midfield would have been a welcomed addition in north London, but after insisting the 24-year-old was not for sale during the summer, Koeman has successfully manager to reinstate Wanyama back into his starting XI.

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And according to the Guardian, Wanyama wants to put the failed transfer to bed.

He said: "Yes, sure, now I've forgotten what happened. I’m now progressing on my club and it’s been good, so I'm looking forward to putting in good performances.“

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In a bid to retain the Kenyan's services, Koeman reportedly offered the example of Morgan Schneiderlin to Wanyama.

The Frenchman tried to force an early move to Spurs, but after reconsidering his options enjoyed a fine season at St. Mary's - a success that Wanyama could emulate this season.

Playing ten times for the Saints and operating as a strong foil in front of the Southampton back four in the 3-1 victory at Chelsea on Saturday, Wanyama has maintained a high performance level this season and provides strength in midfield that few Southampton players can offer. 

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