Ever since Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama left Parkhead for Southampton back in the summer of 2013, Celtic have often been linked with a possible return for him and the January transfer window has been no different with him being seriously out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur.
Earlier this month as the window opened, the rumours returned but the initially speculation seemed to be that if we did have an interest, it would be a loan deal only, albeit Spurs reportedly preferred a straight cash deal to help balance out their initial outlay on him.
With deadline day approaching and no move forthcoming, manager Neil Lennon was again asked whether or not a deal was likely before Friday and quoted by the Daily Record this week, despite continuing to be a fan of the player, even at a more knockdown price of £9million, he expects it to be too rich for us.
“He’s in my thoughts but could we afford him? I doubt it very much. The problem is where to fit him in. I don’t think that’s going to be an option.”
His more recent fitness record continues to be a concern and they say you shouldn’t go back in the game, but given the speculation won’t go away it might be something to be mindful of come Thursday or Friday is Spurs are more open at that stage.
Should Wanyama Return?
Yes, Snip At £9m
Loan Only, Prove His Fitness