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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67HailHail · Jan 16

Victor Wanyama classy touch detailed by new Celtic employee

Former Celtic hero Victor Wanyama was the first player to congratulate new Celtic Women’s boss Fran Alonso on getting the Parkhead job.

67HailHail · Jan 16
Read Celtic · Jan 16

“He’s our player” – Manager sends Celtic transfer message regarding 28 y/o

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has played down talks of Victor Wanyama leaving the club, as reported on Football London.

Read Celtic · Jan 16
Transfer Tavern · Jan 14

‘Rather get this boy Soro in’ – Some Celtic fans dismiss prospect of ex-Hoops man returning

A number of Celtic fans on social media appear unconvinced about the prospect of midfielder Victor Wanyama returning to the club.

Transfer Tavern · Jan 14

Celtic miss out on ‘brilliant’ Tottenham Hotspur player

Alan Hutton believes that one Tottenham Hotspur player would have been “a great signing” for Celtic and it is not Victor Wanyama.

67HailHail · Jan 15

Yet another blow for Celtic-linked powerhouse last night

There was an interesting development that may concern Celtic in last night’s FA Cup clash of Spurs vs Middlesbrough.

67HailHail · Jan 15

Jose Mourinho gives Wanyama to Celtic transfer update

Jose Mourinho’s update on Victor Wanyama’s rumoured exit from Tottenham Hotspur will surely have Celtic fans interested.

Celts Are Here · Jan 13

Mourinho Addresses Wanyama Rumours

It was in the summer Celtic tried to re-sign Victor Wanyama but nothing came of the late move.

Celts Are Here · Jan 13
67HailHail · Jan 13

Our View: Latest Mourinho comments don’t make pretty reading for Celtic

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho says former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama hasn’t approached him for a chat about his future at the North London club.

67HailHail · Jan 13

Celtic set to make move for Tottenham Hotspur player

Celtic have been continuously linked with Victor Wanyama but it might be a different Tottenham Hotspur player who is on his way to Parkhead this January.

HITC · Jan 11

Our View: Encouragement for Celtic in chase for player Steven Gerrard wanted at Liverpool

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said this season that he wants Victor Wanyama from Tottenham Hotspur in January...

HITC · Jan 11
Talking Baws · Jan 13

Tottenham Boss Jose Mourinho on Victor Wanyama: “He’s Our Player”

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has addressed rumours of midfielder Victor Wanyama potentially leaving the club this month – with it looking like the Celtic target could be staying in North London...

Talking Baws · Jan 13

Wanyama’s Celtic return might be off because of one reason

After numerous rumours and multiple reports that a Victor Wanyama reunion could be in the works, it looks like Celtic will not be bringing in the former player.

Galatasary Set To Steal £35m-rated Under The Noses Of Celtic [Reports]

Celtic look set to face competition in the race to sign former player Victor Wanyama this month as Galatasaray reportedly begin talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a move for the midfielder...

Read Celtic · Jan 3

West Ham enter race for international Celtic target in talks with club over January move

West Ham have entered the race to sign Victor Wanyama amid interest from the likes of Celtic, Norwich City and Galatasaray.

Read Celtic · Jan 3
Read Celtic · Jan 2

Potential blow for Celtic as club begin talks over move for international Lennon wants to sign

Celtic look set to face competition in the race to sign Victor Wanyama this month as Galatasaray reportedly begin talks with Tottenham over a move for the midfielder.

Read Celtic · Jan 2
67HailHail · Jan 2

Turkish giants reportedly eyeing up dream Celtic target

Galatasaray are reportedly looking to swoop in for Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama as a replacement for Steven N’Zonzi.

67HailHail · Jan 2
Read Celtic · Dec 31, 2019

Pundit urges reported Celtic target to make Parkhead switch in January

Former England international Darren Bent has urged Ki Sung-yueng to push for a return to Celtic in January amid speculation about his future.

Read Celtic · Dec 31, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 30, 2019

Our View: Weak Parkhead display should see Celtic sign midfield superstar

Celtic’s midfield options may have quality bursting out of it, but the need for Victor Wanyama in January has never been more evident.

67HailHail · Dec 30, 2019
Read Celtic · Dec 28, 2019

Transfer boost for Celtic as player agrees to January move

Celtic may have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Victor Wanyama as Granit Xhaka reportedly agrees a move to Hertha Berlin...

Read Celtic · Dec 28, 2019
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