Victor Wanyama closing in on Spurs switch

Victor Wanyama closing in on Spurs switch
Victor Wanyama and Xherdan Shaqiri compete for the ball

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jun 20, 2016. 13:10

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on Southampton and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The English publication has it that the two English Premier League sides are set to hold further talks this week, as they are looking to conclude the deal for Wanyama's imminent switch to White Hart Lane.

It is reported that Tottenham had revived interest in the Kenyan international last month following their their failure to sign him last summer, and discussions have been ongoing since.

The 24-year-old has a year left on his contract and that is reflected in Tottenham's offer of around £11 million.


According to the report, the Saints paid Celtic £12.5m for the midfielder in 2013 and are now looking to recoup their money.

Wanyama played under Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary's before the Argentine boss moved to Spurs.

Meanwhile, the Kenyan is set to be the first Southampton player to join the former Saints boss in North London since his departure in May 2014.

The midfielder had an impressive 2015/16 EPL campaign as the south coast side finished the season in sixth place in the Premier League.

However, his disciplinary record may cause some concerns as he picked up three red cards along the way.

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