The Kenyan international has reportedly informed the club of his desire to leave before the transfer window closes on Tuesday evening and has been left out of the Saints squad for their last two games and was not in the right frame of mind to play against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino, but the Saints have made it very clear that they will not be selling another one of their key players this summer.
Speaking after his side’s first league win of the new season against the Canaries at St Mary’s, Koeman called on Wanyama to focus on his football and follow in the footsteps of ex-teammate Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined Manchester United earlier in the transfer window after much speculation about his future last year:
“Maybe it’s good for Victor to talk to Morgan,” the Dutchman said [via Guardian Sport].
“Because I think Morgan is more happy now than he was last year, even to do the move that he wanted at that moment.”
“Victor has two more years of contract. Come on. If Victor comes back how we like, then there’s no problem. If he keeps going like this, then he is playing with his own future and that’s not good,” Koeman added.
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