Victor Wanyama confirms he still wants to return to Celtic

By David Walton

November 4, 2021

Former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has confirmed that he still wants to come back to the club.

The powerful Kenyan is currently plying his trade with CF Montreal in the MLS. The move came about after the player left Spurs in March 2020.

Months beforehand, he was linked with a sensational loan return to Celtic Park. Wanyama was a fan-favourite in Glasgow after a productive 2 years there between 2011 and 2013.

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And as he continues to plough away in the States, the player has confirmed that he still wants to return to Celtic Park in the future.

As quoted by Football Scotland, Wanyama said: “I had a contract at Tottenham and they were very difficult to let me go, the demands were very hard. Celtic was a club that I would love to play for again and again. It’s more than a club. I enjoyed my time there.

“I honestly want to come back and give it a last go because I love the club, the people there, the fans, just everything there was great. They give the players everything to go on the pitch and perform. Everything was just on top.

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“There was a loan approach but I don’t know what happened. I didn’t follow it up that much. I spoke to Neil as well and he said to me ‘it’s difficult with the demands’ and at that time they didn’t have the money to make it happen. But it is what is is. As I say, I still love that club, it’s in my heart.”

Victor Wanyama ready to make a sensational Celtic return

Wanyama is still very much operating at a solid level of football. The MLS has improved massively in recent years, and it’s not as if he’s simply been warming the bench since his move from Spurs either.

Indeed, big Vic has already played 26 times this season and is a mainstay of the Montreal midfield. Even so, it doesn’t appear as though he sees himself in Canada for the long-term.

Wanyama is only 30 years of age too. He could still easily come back and do a job for the club if given the opportunity.

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You would have to wonder whether Ange Postecoglou would see any value in it. Especially considering the style in which Wanyama plays. When it comes to fast attacking football, he isn’t particularly the kind of player you would expect in that system.

But every team needs a destroyer. Postecoglou clearly doesn’t fancy the likes of James McCarthy and Ismaila Soro. Wanyama would be a massive upgrade in terms of his on-field quality and profile.

All eyes then on whether Celtic actually decide to revisit this.

In other news, Ange Postecoglou explains new Celtic contract for Anthony Ralston