Star insists he is not talking with Southampton.
Celtic star Victor Wanyama has insisted that he is not in talks with Southampton despite the SPL side accepting a £12 million bid and he is instead waiting to be able to talk to Premier League new boys Cardiff City, Sky Sports reports.
The Scottish side accepted a £12 million bid from the Saints – £11 million more than they paid Belgian club Germinal Beerschot for him in 2011, however, the player’s agent, Ivan Modia, has denied that talks with Southampton aren’t going to happen.
“We are not in talks with Southampton and have not been since their final offer of terms, which was more than two weeks ago,” he said.
“The news of the fee being agreed may just be coming out now but we see little sense in a fee being agreed if there is no reasonable prospect of the player’s terms being met.
“To suggest we are talking with Southampton is totally false, their offer was way below Victor’s expectations. There is no chance of him signing the deal on offer and, in fact, both Celtic and Southampton were informed of this some time ago.
“The player will not be forced into a corner to accept the Southampton deal, just because it is good for Celtic. Remember, he has been with the club for two years now – without a pay rise – and has given them wonderful service ever since he arrived.
“Added to this is the fact that by Celtic refusing him permission to join Queens Park Rangers last summer, Victor lost more than £1m in potential salary earnings – yet he just kept his mouth shut and continued to be a model professional. Many other players may not have adopted this attitude, in the circumstances.”