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Lennon ties Wanyama at Sh3.425b, good for Barca

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GLASGOW, Scotland, October 27 – Celtic manager Neil Lennon has valued Victor Wanyama at £25 million (Sh3.435b) and believes he is good enough to play for Barcelona.

Wanyama, 21, has impressed hugely since joining the club last summer for £900,000 from Beerschot, leading to the Harambee Stars midfielder being linked with a number of Premier League clubs.
Manchester clubs, English Premier League (EPL) champions City and United were the latest to be linked with the player and will reportedly send scouts to watch him against Barca at Parkhead in the return leg of their double header in a fortnight.
A bidding war for the younger brother to Inter Milan midfielder, MacDonald Mariga who has also attracted interest from EPL side Fulham is set to be activated in the January transfer window.

And the midfielder won further praise for his performance in the 2-1 defeat to Barca, causing his boss to claim he is good enough to play for them one day.

Asked if he thought whether Wanyama was good enough to pull on the Bara shirt, Lennon replied: “I think he is, yes.”

“25 million,” Lennon added when asked to put a price on the player.

“Wanyama has the world at his feet. But his feet are here and they won’t be going anywhere unless we say so.”

Lennon also expressed his disappointment at Wanyama’s agent who revealed on Thursday that his client had turned down a new contract offer from Celtic – something that is news to him.

Despite the comments, the former Norther Ireland international is still under the belief that the player is settled at the Scottish Premier League club.

“A month ago, he went on record saying how happy he was here and I have no reason not to believe that,” he said.

– Report by ESPN staff