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Celtic: Victor Wanyama ‘open’ to returning to Glasgow club

Celtic: Victor Wanyama ‘open’ to returning to Glasgow club

Victor Wanyama would be open to returning to Celtic in the January transfer window, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Kenyan midfielder last played for the Bhoys in 2013, and has since been plying his trade in the Premier League for Southampton and more recently, Tottenham Hotspur.

It is thought that Wanyama will be one of many Spurs players that are made available for transfer in January as they look to reshape their underperforming squad.

According to Football Insider, the player is keen to return to Parkhead and reunite with Neil Lennon. He was a key player under the Northern Irishman last time around and helped the Bhoys win two league titles and a Scottish Cup.

The report suggests that Celtic were keen on bringing him back in the summer, but it didn’t happen. However, they remain interested and will explore the possibility of signing him in January.

Wages could be a stumbling block, with the Kenyan international reportedly earning £65,000-a-week in North London. Therefore, a loan deal may be more likely.

The 28-year-old has failed to force his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans of late. After starting just four Premier League matches last season, he has since gone on to make no starts at all this season, playing just 24 minutes of league football so far.

With that in mind, and given reports that Spurs are looking to freshen up their squad after a dismal start to the season, now feels like the right time for Wanyama to move on.

He would certainly be a quality addition for Celtic. At 28 he still has plenty of years left in him, and his arrival could give the club a boost as they look to win a ninth straight Scottish Premiership title.

Celtic fans, would you like to see Victor Wanyama back in green and white in January? Let us know in the comments below…

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