VICTOR WANYAMA has pledged his future to Tottenham amid rumours of interest from Premier League rivals.
The towering midfielder was restricted to just eight top-flight starts after missing a chunk of the early season with a knee problem.
REUTERS Victor Wanyama has pledged his future to Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be looking to raise some funds this summer by offloading several members of his squad, and Liverpool and Manchester United were linked with the 26-year-old.
But the Kenyan star has insisted he wants to see out his contract at Spurs and come back stronger than ever in the upcoming campaign.
Wanyama told Goal: “I still have a contract with Spurs and that is what I want to see through.
“I did not have a good season with the team because of injury and my aim now is to work hard during this break and return for next season even stronger and help them perform even better.”
Reuters The midfielder has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United
REUTERS Wanyama is determined to come back stronger than ever next season
The pain of being forced to watch his team-mates in action, especially the “lowest point” when they took on Real Madrid in the Champions League, seems to have had a huge impact on the ex-Celtic and Southampton ace.
But Wanyama insisted he has come out of it a better person, adding: “Being injured as a footballer teaches you many things about yourself but nothing more so than if you have your health then you have your wealth.
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“Money and all the trappings of being a footballer mean nothing unless you have your health and fitness.
“This has been a dark time for me. When Tottenham played Real Madrid at Wembley and I had to watch… I wanted to play so badly, it was probably the lowest point of my career.”