The Victor Wanyama to Celtic rumours can be put to bed at last after he signed for Montreal Impact last night.
Big Vic has put pen to paper with the Canadian MLS outfit following a torrid year at Tottenham Hotspur. [BBC]
However, it didn’t amount to anything and finally the rumour mill can stop printing.
Victor Wanyama to Celtic links over
The ex-Hoops midfielder joined Neil Lennon’s side in 2011 from Belgian outfit Germinal Beerschot.
Despite a bumpy early start, the number 67 made himself one of the best players in the country.
Wanyama was strong as an ox with a bullet of a strike that any top UK side would love to have in their team.
Southampton took him in 2013 for a reported £12.5 million deal, one of the top fees paid to Celtic in their history.
Wanyama’s continued to develop and Spurs signed him three years later for £11 million.
The 28-year-old made 69 appearances for the North London outfit but was plagued with injuries.
There were always fan rumours or speculation online about a possible move back to Celtic.
Even as late as last November, The Guardian mentioned in a report about a possible loan move.
However, Wanyama remained a Spurs player with wages perhaps being a stumbling block for the Hoops.
The rumours can finally be put to bed as Wanyama is now a Montreal Impact player under Thierry Henry.
What next for the Hoops midfield?
For a while, a possible Wanyama move was always a distant light at the end of the tunnel for some fans.
Wanyama would come in as a quality Premier League star and add a bit of class and fight in the midfield.
However, the pipe dream is no longer there with Wanyama sealing his move to MLS.
Thoughts may turn to other former players in hope that maybe one of them, even on loan, will return.
Wanyama was always the most likely due to his specific situation in terms of playing time and injuries.
It will only mean the Celtic scouting system working even harder to bring in the next Wanyama in the summer.
Nostalgia isn’t always a great thing and it may work out to be the case when it comes to Wanyama in MLS.
But, nobody will know for sure if the Hoops have made an error not signing him until his time with Montreal is over.