They want him back, but Celtic fans are so wrong about Victor Wanyama

By Connor Gordon

January 14, 2019

Celtic must avoid a shock return for former player Victor Wanyama at all costs.

The Spurs central-midfielder is fighting several injury issues and isn’t playing football.

However, some Celtic fans are longing to see the Kenyan returning to Parkhead in the near future.

Unfortunately, he isn’t required and The Hoops don’t need a sick-note player on big wages.

Celtic must do better than Wanyama

There are hundreds of other players out there who will be more influential than the 27-year-old.

Victor Wanyama isn’t playing for Spurs due to an ongoing knee injury. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He would be a massive marquee signing but playing time will be restricted. A knee injury has plagued his season having experienced it twice so far.

A few days ago a UEFA tweet with Wanyama in a Celtic jersey sparked rumours of a return.

Fans are desiring a return to Parkhead for Kenyan international. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Furthermore, there are Twitter rumours of a potential signing set-up for Monday.

Fans on social media are veering more towards the positive side of the midfielder coming back.

However, this is clearly from a nostalgic point of view – he won’t be the same player.

Smack in face for current midfielders

If Wanayama or perhaps another marquee defensive midfielder was to return, then as a player I’d be questioning my place in the team.

The likes of Callum McGregor has been potentially player of the year, excelling in the deep role.

Furthermore, someone will have to drop out the team to make way for the Kenyan international.

Ryan Christie has been rejuvenated and it’s unlikely captain Scott Brown will make way for his former teammate.

The likes of Ryan Christie will be dropped if Wanyama comes back due to change of shape. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic should be setting their sights higher than playing two sitting midfielders from now on.

Having one or none at all was allowing The Hoops to play positive football.

Additionally, with Wanyama in and out the team, the starting XI will not have consistency.

Fans need to realise players change and nostalgia can fog vision of a future team.

All the signing would be good for is the hysteria surrounding it – the money needed isn’t worth it.