Victor Wanyama wants out of Southampton, manager Ronald Koeman confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. Wanyama was held out of Southampton’s most recent matchday, a 3-0 win over Norwich. Before the game, Koeman said Wanyama was not “mentally and physically good enough to play.”
Despite the turmoil, Wanyama is not going anywhere.
“We had a meeting and it is true [that he has asked to leave], but it is the same question what it was for Sadio [Mane] and every player in this team — nobody is for sale,” Koeman told ESPN.
“That is an easy answer and the player has to accept that, maybe it is good for Victor to talk to Morgan, because I think he is more happy now than he was last year even to do the move he wanted at that moment.”
The move Koeman is referencing is Morgan Schneiderlin’s desire to leave the club for Tottenham 12 months ago.
“If Victor shows the commitment to the team and he comes back we would like to have him in the team, that is no problem,” Koeman said. “If he keeps playing like this he is playing with his own future and that is not good.
“It was important to play with players who are really committed to the team and really focused on today. The situation with Victor is that he has lost some focus to the team, to the club and that is the reason I finally took the decision to keep him out of the squad.”