Cardiff City Close to Completing £11m Deal to Sign Celtic Youngster Victor Wanyama

Welsh side look set to secure deal for Kenyan midfielder.

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Cardiff City look set to complete a deal for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama according to The Daily Mail.

The newly-promoted club are keen to bring in reinforcements over the coming months as they look to build a squad capable of avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has reportedly identified the midfielder area as a position which needs strengthening and has made Wanyama one of his top summer targets.

The Welsh side are reportedly locked in talks with Celtic over a potential move for the player with negotiations said to be going well.

They remain hopeful of concluding an £11 million deal for the 21 midfielder by the beginning of next week.

The signing will represent somewhat of a coup for Cardiff as Wanyama has been linked with some of the Premier League’s top sides.

He was instrumental in Celtic’s Champions League campaign last year that saw them overcome Barcelona before succumbing to Italian giants Juventus in the knockout stages.

That prompted speculation linking Wanyama with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United but there appears to be few Premier League clubs willing to match the £11 million Cardiff are prepared to shell out in order to bring him south of the border.

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