Celtic were heavily linked with former midfield enforcer, Victor Wanyama, during the summer transfer window and are expected to reignite their interest when the market reopens in January. And now the Kenyan has come out to talk about his future at White Hart Lane.
It is safe to say that Victor Wanyama’s career has not gone quite as planned since leaving Celtic in 2013 for the bright lights of the English Premier League. Once considered one of Europe’s biggest talents, Wanyama is nothing more than a bench warmer in London these days.
Initially joining Southampton, the Kenyan built up a solid reputation at St Mary’s Stadium and even earned himself a move to White Hart Lane in 2016. But what was seen as the next step to superstardom has turned into a bit of a nightmare for the midfielder as he struggles to even make the Tottenham bench these days.
The early signs were promising though as he enjoyed a stellar debut campaign for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, making 47 appearances for the team in 2016/17. But it has all gone downhill since then due to a mixture of injuries, bad luck and inconsistent form. And now Wanyama finds himself completely out of favour at White Hart Lane.
As a result, the Kenyan was heavily linked with a return to Celtic during the summer. It was at Celtic Park that Wanyama first made a name for himself on the European stage. A move could not be reached between the two sides though due to financial reasons as Club Brugge looked all set to sign the midfielder. But that move fell through as well and Wanyama finds himself still stuck at Tottenham.
Now Wanyama has decided to shed some light on his future plans with Tottenham and revealed that he intends to fight for his place in the team as long as he is there. Speaking to All Africa, the Kenyan said:
“I have to put my head down and work hard in training to be back on top form. I will keep working and wait for my chance in the team.
“For me, I am a professional player and sometimes you have to wait until everything is done. Things were good but unfortunately the transfer didn’t happen (to Club Brugge).”
At just 28-years-old, Wanyama clearly still has a lot left in the tank despite his recent career being blighted with injuries. Celtic are expected to revive their interest in January and he would be a spectacular signing for the club considering the fact that Scott Brown is getting up their in age.
Rangers are now stronger than they have ever been in the recent past and possess a legitimate threat to the Hoops. A signing the caliber of Wanyama though could tilt back the title in Celtic’s favour.