One of the ultimate snubs in this crazy modern world is the social media ‘unfollow’ and now even footballers are getting in on the act in what seems a pretty lightweight attempt to force a transfer.
Earlier this week Saido Berahino unfollowed West Brom on Twitter. It might seem a petty act but to be fair to the player the Baggies do seem intent in making the transfer saga as public as possible, painting Berahino as the villain among the fans.
Now Victor Wanyama has followed suit by unfollowing Southampton. It is unlikely to force the Saints into selling the player but does show his desire to move. Far more tangible was Wanyama’s assertion that he could not play for Southampton this week due to ‘illness’.
Whether it will be enough to persuade Southampton to allow the move is another thing. As was the case last summer with Morgan Schneiderlin, Spurs have waited until very late in the window to make a move for a player that the club’s management know very well and when Southampton have already sold several players.
To sell him now would leave Southampton with very little time to find a replacement. Of all of Tottenham’s transfer targets, Wanyama looks the least likely to arrive and may have to start following Southampton again next week.