Celtic support wants club to move for MLS talent who's craving Parkhead switch

By David Walton

November 4, 2021

The Celtic support has been voicing its approval of a potential return to Parkhead for Victor Wanyama.

Wanyama spoke to Football Scotland and stated that he wants to come back to Celtic Park one day. He also said that he never wanted to leave for Southampton back in 2013 but business dictated it had to happen.

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The powerful Kenyan, currently with CF Montreal in the MLS, has accumulated an incredible 64 international caps with his country [Transfermarkt]. He also has extensive experience of both the EPL and UCL during his days with Celtic, Spurs, and Tottenham respectively.

At only 30 years of age, Victor remains a regular with Canadian outfit Montreal. He moved there after making the switch from Spurs back in March 2020. 2 months prior to that, there was discussion over a potential loan move back to Celtic Park [The Herald].

Wanyama’s current contract with Montreal is up in December 2022. However, given he remains an important player for Wilfried Nancy’s side, you have to imagine he’ll be offered fresh terms.

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The main concerns some will have with any potential Wanyama move would be his mobility. He was never the most athletic or agile of midfielders during his time here. But what he was, at his core, is a ball-winner. A player willing to get his hands dirty and use his power to boss the midfield.

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There’s a reason we never wanted him to depart in the first place. There’s also a reason he’s continued to operate at a high level over the last decade or so. Wanyama remains a commodity and would immediately be a fan-favourite at Parkhead.

Could you honestly say he isn’t an upgrade on Ismaila Soro and James McCarthy? He’s twice the player of either and would walk right back into our matchday squads if not the starting XI at present.

Should Wanyama be willing to take a wage cut, it’s difficult to see why we wouldn’t make a move for him. He has all of the attributes to still be a success in Scotland.

And it’s clear there are plenty of Celtic supporters also backing the idea. Here’s a look at some of that reaction:

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