Neil Lennon has this week insisted that Victor Wanyama remains in his thoughts, whilst admitting that a deal for the midfielder is unlikely. The imminent arrival of Ismaila Soro and the plethora of midfield options at Lennon’s disposal make the move unnecessary.
As reported by The Herald, the Celtic boss feels that a move would prove not to be worth it. He admitted that he would love to be reunited with Wanyama, who spent two years with the Scottish club between 2011 and 2013.
When speaking to the Scottish media outlet and asked about Wanyama, Lennon said: ”He’s in my thoughts. But could we afford him? I doubt it very much. The problem with Victor is where do you fit him in with bringing Soro in if we have Brown, Bitton, McGregor, Ntcham. I don’t think that’s going to be an option. I wouldn’t have thought so.”
The 28-year-old has made four appearances for Tottenham this season. Just one of those has been a start and it seems his time at the club is coming to an end. He will be looking to find regular first-team football elsewhere, but a move to Celtic now seems unlikely.
Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is known for driving a hard bargain and the Bhoys do not seem keen on paying a big fee. Sky Sports has reported that a deal for Celtic to sign Ismaila Soro from Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv is imminent. He is a similar player to Wanyama, which limits what Wanyama would bring to the midfield.
Despite Wanyama’s Premier League experience, Soro is likely to be the better long term option. He is just 21-years-old and is considered a great prospect by those at Celtic. Wanyama would be a great addition for nostalgia, but might not prove to be worth it.