Celtic were heavily linked with Victor Wanyama in the summer and Neil Lennon has confirmed the interest was genuine. As reported by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said that Celtic tried to sign Wanyama in the summer and could move again in January.
Lennon did not rule out exploring this move again, although he added that different circumstances could come into play. Many Celtic fans would love to see Wanyama back at Celtic Park.
The Kenya international played 91 games across two years after signing from Beerschot. Wanyama then moved to Southampton in 2013 before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2016. But he has now slipped down the pecking order in North London.
Wanyama has not played this season and Spurs were ready to let him leave. Celtic tried to beat the deadline and sign the physical defensive midfielder. This move never transpired but it could be on the cards in January.
Lennon said (via The Scottish Sun): “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.”
Wanyama is not necessarily needed at Celtic but he would undoubtedly improve the squad. There will be financial obstacles in the way but it would be a statement signing for Lennon to make. The 28-year-old has had his injury problems at Tottenham but if he stays fit, he could take the Scottish Premiership league by storm.