Midfielder Victor Wanyama Set For Tottenham Hotspur Medical As Southampton Agree Fee
Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is all set to join the Spurs this summer as reports confirm that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £12m deal with Southampton for roping in the services of the 24-year-old midfielder.
FootTheBall sources confirm that the Kenyan footballer flew down to London with his agent on Sunday in order to undergo a medical at White Hart Lane and finalise a four-year contract with Tottenham Hostspur for a fee lying somewhere between £11m and £12m.
Wanyama has been linked with Spurs since last summer when the midfielder had asked Ronald Koeman for a switch to re-join Pochettino, who brought him to the Premier League from Celtic back in the year 2013.
Wanyama has a year remaining on his contract with Southampton and critics believe that the move is very much possible as the Saints would benefit from a £12m deal.
Spurs has been busy this summer in search of fresh talents to revamp the squad for the upcoming Champions League campaign next season. Pochettino is well aware of Wanyama’s technical ability in the midfield and is expected to give him a place in the first-team squad.
Earlier this month, Premier League champions Leicester City had showed interest in the Southampton midfielder but it seems that the 24-year-old is keen on working under his former manager Pochettino.
Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa and former Kenyan national team coach Bobby Williamson supported Wanyama’s decision to join the Spurs and described the move as fantastic.
“It shows progression. Most importantly, it will help our players aim higher and be more ambitious,” Mwendwa said.
“This is a move to a bigger club and the lad has earned it. He is a mature player who has got what it takes to flourish. He’s lived in Glasgow before moving to England so London so shouldn’t be a problem to him,” he added.
Football critics believe that Wanyama’s decision to switch is a ‘smart move, ‘as playing for Tottenham will bring him back to the Champions League. Wanyama played a pivotal role in Celtic’s Champions League success back in the year 2012 when Wanyama scored in Celtic’s 2-1 victory against Barcelona which helped them to reach the knock-out stage.