Celtic-linked powerhouse Victor Wanyama is to make a decision on his future in the next few days, according to his younger brother.
Wanyama was linked with a January deadline-day loan move to Parkhead. Sky Sports claimed that the club was in talks with Spurs about a potential agreement.
However, nothing ever came of it and Wanyama stayed at Spurs, where he had only played four games all season. Fast forward two months and things have remained the same. Wanyama hasn’t made a single matchday squad since the January window, with his future now seriously up in the air as summer approaches (Transfermarkt).
And speaking about his big brother’s future, Harry Wanyama told People Daily that a fresh announcement on his future is imminent after he qualified for British citizenship.
“It’s a normal thing for a footballer to get British citizenship after playing or staying in the country for at least five years. Victor’s agent Ivan Modia will announce whether he will be leaving Spurs or not and which club. He is to make the announcement in two or three days.”
No signs of him heading back to Parkhead
People Daily reported that he could be heading off to Parkhead. However, that would seem a tad illogical given all that’s happened.
Celtic signed Ismaila Soro in January and he’s yet to be given a chance. You have to imagine that the club will be putting their faith in him instead of looking to land Victor.
The club are also strong in the midfield department as it is. We have the likes of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Olivier Ntcham, and Nir Bitton available who can play in that area. That’s not including the likes of Luca Connell and Kerr McInroy who will be looking to break through.
If the Hoops did decide to pull this off, however, it’s been impressively kept under wraps. Celtic would still have to come to an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur of course. Wanyama is still contracted to the London club until the summer of 2021 (Transfermarkt).
But if he does become available, there will surely be a host of clubs interested in his signature. This is a player with over 150 Premier League appearances to his name with Spurs and Southampton (Transfermarkt).
Regardless, it’ll be good to have Wanyama’s future sorted so we don’t need to keep going through this. The next few days will be interesting.