NAIROBI, April 23- Harambee Stars captain and Southampton FC star, Victor Wanyama has taken to Twitter to deny reports he spoke to Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger about signing for the Gunners this summer.
The Sh2b (20mn pounds) rated midfield dynamo hit the headlines Thursday and caused ripples of excitement on social media back at home when reports attributed to the best selling tabloid paper in the UK, The Sun, claimed Arsenal have been watching him and want to sign him at the end of the season.
“I have to make it clear that I have not said what (h) as been brought up today am professional and will never say that.
“To cut the story short have never spoken to Wenger,” the Stars captain wrote on his official Twitter account, @VictorWanyama to his 170,000 plus followers.
His Tweets were read out on Sky Sports News with panellists agreeing he was the one player the Gunners were missing in his role as a midfield enforcer.
“Wenger has been talking about me, and he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer.
“Arsenal are a great club and I’d love to play Champions League football as I loved being on that stage with Celtic.
“But we’ve had a fantastic season at Saints and I want to stay focused on helping the club qualify for Europe. Then we’ll see where I end up in the summer,” Wanyama was quoted by The Sun.
“(Francis) Coquelin is doing a good job but Wanyama is one of the players Arsenal have been missing. Everyone has questioned the fragility of Arsenal especially in midfield in European competition,” Sean Derry, a former EPL player said on Sky Sports News.
Former Arsenal striker, Francis Jeffers added: “Wanyama is big and strong, Arsenal have always been lightweight in midfield but now is not a good time with Coquelin in good form.”
Media mogul, Rupert Murdoch owns Sky and The Sun with the Wanyama to Arsenal story picked by other international outlets such as Metro, Mirror, TeamTalk Media among others.
Wanyama who has scored thrice since joining the Saints would cost about £20million (Sh2,817,636,102) to sign, but with his powerful approach and ability to play in defence, he’d still be a bargain.
-Additional material from TeamTalk Media