Spurs are struggling to find a buyer for former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama – according to a report.
The Evening Standard say that the London club may soon have to lower their £9million asking price for the Kenyan – who departed the Hoops in 2013.
Neil Lennon has already said he would like to re-sign the midfielder.
Back in November, during the Celtic AGM, he said: “For a player like Wanyama, availability and affordability. Would I like Wanyama in the building? Of course.” (Daily Record AGM live blog, 13:32)
The Standard also say that Spurs had set an original asking price of £18million for Wanyama last summer. They agreed a fee with Club Brugge of around £13million before the Kenyan rejected the move.
Now, with Wanyama in the final 18 months of his contract, it is felt that his asking price could drop further below the £9million mark.
Signing Wanyama would give everyone at Celtic Park a boost
The talk of Wanyama returning to Celtic has really died a death in recent weeks.
There’s just been so little speculation about the midfielder leaving Spurs, where he has been totally frozen out – appearing just once since September.
Lennon clearly wants him on board but perhaps his reported £62,000 per week wages (Evening Standard) are another stumbling block.
Ths signing of Ismaila Soro should help to relieve some of the workload from dependable pair Scott Brown and Callum McGregor.
Soro looks like he plays a similar game to his fellow African Wanyama, but has a totally different physique.
With the title race likely to go to the wire this season, you just feel we could do with a massive signing to boost everyone at the club.
A deal for Wanyama would do just that. And with Spurs’ valuation coming down with every passing week, surely our chances are improving.