Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted the club were interested in signing Victor Wanyama during the summer transfer window, also refusing to rule out a January return for the player, The Scottish Sun report.
Wanyama was linked with a switch to the Hoops on deadline day (Daily Record), but no move materialised.
The player, who is rated as worth £13.5m by Transfermarkt, has remained at Tottenham Hotspur but has yet to play any minutes this season.
He’d obviously be a dynamite addition to the Celtic midfield having shone during Lennon’s first spell at the club.
No surprise to hear then that the manager was keen on a reunion.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said: “There was interest but it never got off the ground.
“Could we look at it again in January? We’ll have to wait and see.
“We might not want to with the balance of the squad now, as well as the affordability.”
Is he needed?
Celtic certainly have a talented midfield already but the addition of the Kenyan international would surely raise the bar.
The Spurs man has the ability to dominate opposition in Scotland, as well as shine in Europe. He proved that at Celtic and has only gone on to improve and play at a higher level since.
Nir Bitton is the only real defensively minded midfield option in support of Scott Brown right now and Wanyama is a significant upgrade on both.
If the club making it into the knockout stages of the Europa League then Wanyama could be the perfect man to strengthen Lennon’s tactical options in the middle of the park.
As the manager notes, there are affordability questions to consider.
Nonetheless, it’s exciting that there’s confirmation the club are exploring the possibility of bringing the 28-year-old back to Celtic Park.