LONDON, United Kingdom, June 20 – Kenya’s Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is set to undergo a medical at Tottenham ahead of a move from Southampton.
It is understood Wanyama flew in from his native Kenya on Sunday ready for his medical and to finalise personal terms on a four-year deal and for a fee of between Sh1.6 billion (£11m) and Sh1.7 billion (£12m).
Sky sources reported on Saturday that Spurs and the Saints were close to agreeing a deal of more than £11m for the midfielder to be reunited with manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Wanyama has just a year remaining on his current Southampton contract and it is understood Celtic will benefit financially from a sell-on clause if Saints do receive the full £12m.
Tottenham tried to sign the Kenyan midfielder last August when Wanyama told Ronald Koeman he wished to leave and re-join Pochettino, who signed him whilst boss on the south coast, but Southampton refused to sell.
BREAKING: Sky Sources: Wanyama expected to undergo Tottenham medical today. #SSNHQ
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Spurs are keen to sign a new central-midfield ‘destroyer’ this summer, as they prepare for a return to the Champions League, and they believe Wanyama fits the criteria of a young yet experienced player who can go straight into their first-team squad.
Wanyama previously gained Champions League experience during his time at Celtic Park.