Southampton Close In On Deal to Sign Celtic Midfielder Victor Wanyama

The Saints look set to beat the likes of Stoke City and Newcastle to the signing of Wanyama.

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Victor Wanyama has moved a step closer to playing in the Premier League, with Southampton having agreed a £10 million fee for the midfielder with Celtic, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Kenyan international will begin talks with Southampton over the move next week as the south coast club look set to beat the likes of Stoke City to the signing of Wanayama.

The 21 year said “My club has agreed a deal with ­Southampton, but I will also have to  consider terms before I become a Saint.”

Wanyama has been tracked by a number of clubs this season following his excellent performances in the Champions League, especially Celtic’s victory over Barcelona at Celtic Park.

Arsenal, Newcastle and Inter Milan were reportedly interested but it now looks like Southampton have beaten them all to it.

Southampton recently signed Dejan Lovren for £8.5 million from Lyon and will hope that the signings of Wanyama and Lovren will help the club consolidate their position in the Premier League, having had a successful first season back in English football’s top flight.

The club finished 14th in the Premier League, avoiding relegation fairly easily having been one of the favourites to go down.

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