Victor Wanyama

Read all the news about Celtic hero Victor Wanyama. Victor Wanyama was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 June 1991 (age 28). Follow @VictorWanyama on Twitter.

Victor Wanyama Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Wanyama became the first ever Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the first goal in Celtic’s 2–1 win over Barcelona on 7 November 2012. On 11 July 2013, Wanyama moved to Premier League club Southampton for £12.5 million making him the most expensive player sold by a Scottish club, surpassing the £9.5 million Russian club Spartak Moscow paid for Aiden McGeady in 2010.
Wanyama made his debut for the Kenyan national team in May 2007, aged just 15 in a friendly against Nigeria. He also played in all six of Kenya’s 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Wanyama comes from a very sporting family. His brother McDonald Mariga is also a professional footballer, while his other brothers Thomas and Sylvester Wanyama are also footballers in the Kenyan Premier League. His father, Noah Wanyama, was a footballer for A.F.C. Leopards in the 1980s,[39] and his sister Mercy is a professional basketball player in the USA.

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Celtic-linked star earns bad review from fans – a boost for us?

Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama’s performance certainly didn’t go down well with Tottenham Hotspur fans yesterday.

Read Celtic · Sep 21

“Wouldn’t even look good in the Championship” – These fans are fuming with former Celtic target’s latest display

Many Tottenham fans appear to be incredibly unhappy with both Mauricio Pochettino and Victor Wanyama following Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.

Read Celtic · Sep 21
67HailHail · Sep 18

The wage issue that could halt Celtic move for £13.5million rated star

The excitement over Celtic potentially moving for Victor Wanyama next year was increased after Neil Lennon admitted the club were interested earlier this summer.

67HailHail · Sep 18
Sports Mole · Sep 18

News Extra: Mane and Salah make up, Delph’s X-rated rant, Celtic in for Wanyama

The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Sadio Mane admitting he has made up with Mohamed Salah, Fabian Delph berating his teammates and Celtic returning for Victor Wanyama...

Sports Mole · Sep 18
Tribal Football · Sep 18

Celtic boss Lennon opens door to Spurs outcast Wanyama

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has opened the door to signing Victor Wanyama in January.The Tottenham midfielder was linked with Celtic over the summer and Lennon remains keen.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · Sep 18
Read Celtic · Sep 17

Celtic may move for international target in January – How the Europa League could influence a potential deal

Neil Lennon has revealed that Celtic could make another move to sign Victor Wanyama in January but only if he is ‘affordable’ and does not upset the squad ‘balance; hence why the Europa League therefore would play a big part According to TEAMtalk, Lennon confirmed there was interest from Celtic during the summer for Wanyama...

Read Celtic · Sep 17

Returning to the past could allow Celtic to build for the future

Replacing Scott Brown isn’t going to be easy, but with the Celtic captain turning 35 years old this season the Bhoys are right to start looking at potential replacements for the midfield destroyer.

Transfer Tavern · Sep 17

Potential Consequences: If Victor Wanyama were to join Celtic – Opinion

This article forms part of our Transfer Scenario feature, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at a recent transfer story and suggests what the potential consequences would be, should a deal be completed...

Transfer Tavern · Sep 17
Soccerlens · Sep 16

‘We’ll have to wait and see’: Lennon confirms Celtic interest in 28-year-old int’l

originally posted on During the summer transfer window, Celtic was linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Soccerlens · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 16

£13m man is the perfect upgrade on Celtic star if Lennon and club can deliver him

Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s admission that the club were interested in Victor Wanyama during the summer transfer window came as something of a surprise.

67HailHail · Sep 16

Lennon Discusses Transfer Move For Tottenham Hotspur Ace: Winter Deal Looming For Celtic?

According to a report published by The Sun, Victor Wanyama could be returning to Celtic Park after a notable six-year absence in the Bhoys shirt.

Read Celtic · Sep 16

‘He’s coming home’ – These fans are excited by comments about potential Celtic return for former hero

Celtic supporters have responded to Neil Lennon’s latest comments about Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama, with the Hoops boss reportedly stating we will see in January as to whether they look to sign the former Parkhead man...

Read Celtic · Sep 16 · Sep 15

Neil Lennon Reveals He Tried To Sign Former Celtic Star This Summer

Neil Lennon today revealed that Celtic attempted to bring Victor Wanyama back to the Glasgow, with the Kenyan now surplus to requirements at Spurs... · Sep 15

Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Confirms Wanyama Interest

Neil Lennon confirmed that Celtic had interest in Wanyama during the summer transfer window, and may look to bring him back during the winter window.

Neil Lennon Confirms Celtic might revive Wanyama interest in January

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed the Hoops were interested in re-signing Victor Wanyama during Source...

Talking Baws · Sep 15

Neil Lennon Confirms Celtic Were Interested in Signing Victor Wanyama Last Month

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed the Hoops were interested in re-signing Victor Wanyama during the summer transfer window...

Talking Baws · Sep 15
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