Celtic midfielder wanted at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have joined rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Celtic’s impressive midfielder Victor Wanyama in the summer.
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City scouts watched 21-year-old Kenyan Wanyama turn in a eye-catching performance in Celtic’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus on Tuesday night and are now to enter the bidding in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The £10million-rated man was wanted by Manchester United in the January transfer window but Celtic held off the advances and will keep him until the summer before cashing in on a player they paid less than £1million to sign.
Defensive midfielder Wanyama admitted in an interview that he expects to leave Celtic Park at the end of the season, and it appears he will have a straight choice between the two Manchester clubs.
Manchester United are keen to bring in the enforcer to work alongside Michael Carrick in the heart of midfielder, with defender Phil Jones having performed the role in recent weeks including against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Manchester City, meanwhile, are set for a summer of restructuring with up to 10 players – including Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko – set to follow Mario Balotelli through the exit door at the Etihad Stadium following the Italian’s move to AC Milan last month. Wanyama is seen as part of the rebuilding plans.