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Tottenham star confirms he will stay at the club amid links with exit door

Staying

Victor Wanyama has claimed he will be staying at Tottenham Hotspur for the rest of his contract.

The midfielder has struggled with injury this season and at times has been linked with a move away from the club, yet claimed he has nothing else on his mind bar being fit and able to play next season.

He noted that while being a footballer can be a dream with money and a great life, the most important thing is being fit and able to play.

The player drew on the games he missed this season, including the one against Real Madrid, and noted it was a hard point for him.

He spoke with Goal.com: “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.

“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.

“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.”

Tottenham Hotspur

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Pochettino

In other news at the club, manager Mauricio Pochettino has committed his future to the side, and ended all links with Chelsea.

There had been rumours the Blues wanted to make him their new manager, yet now it seems as though the Spurs man will be staying in the white part of north London, penning the deal to take him through until 2023.

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