Victor Wanyama

Celtic hero 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.

The Boot Room · Mar 18

Celtic urged to beat Rangers in reported race to sign 19-year-old La Liga talent, release clause is £27m

Alan Thompson has backed Celtic’s reported pursuit of Atletico Madrid teen Rodrigo Riquelme, telling Read Celtic he could mirror the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama in coming to Parkhead as an unknown – and leaving for big money...

Wanyama Deal To Expensive For Celtic

Celtic’s January transfer target and former player Victor Wanyama’s wage has been revealed and the midfielder looks to be earning a mouthwatering $3 million at his new club Montreal Impact...

Read Celtic · Mar 11

Celtic were right not to sign 52-cap international in January as journalist makes eye-watering contract revelation

Celtic were right not to sign Victor Wanyama in January after one journalist revealed what his average yearly income will be, following his move to MLS outfit Montreal Impact...

FootballFanCast · Mar 10

Lawwell masterstroke: Celtic were right to avoid potential record-equalling investment – opinion

Celtic could have invested in Victor Wanyama at the start of the year...

Celtic left wondering what might have been as reported January target completes move – opinion

Former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama leaves Tottenham Hotspur to join MLS outfit Montreal Impact...

Read Celtic · Mar 5

Gallery: Four Celtic players who could benefit after January Hoops target completed a move elsewhere

Victor Wanyama’s move to MLS outfit Montreal has now been confirmed, putting to bed the rumours that seem to have continued throughout this season that he could return to Celtic in the near future...

Daily Record · Mar 4

Celtic news round-up as Hoops face defensive poser, bumper Adidas deal looms and Victor Wanyama shuts door on return

Your one-stop round-up of today’s Hoops news as Neil Lennon’s side prepare to face Livingston...

67HailHail · Mar 4

Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama is still too good for the MLS

Continue reading “Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama is still too good for the MLS” on 67HailHail.

Read Celtic · Mar 4

“No ambition”, “Well done Celtic” – These Hoops fans react to transfer update about January transfer target

Victor Wanyama has finally settled all the transfer rumours about his future by completing a move to MLS outfit Montreal Impact, and a number of Celtic fans have responded to the news...

Read Celtic · Mar 4

Lennon shouldn’t be disappointed as January target he wanted to sign completes move elsewhere

A potential return to Celtic for Victor Wanyama can finally now be ruled out as the midfielder confirmed he has moved to MLS outfit Montreal Impact, but Neil Lennon shouldn’t be disappointed by the deal...

67HailHail · Mar 4

Celtic speculation finally over for Victor Wanyama

Continue reading “Celtic speculation finally over for Victor Wanyama” on 67HailHail.

Evening Times · Mar 4

Celtic’s interest in Victor Wanyama over as Tottenham star joins MLS’ Montreal Impact

Ex-Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has put an end to speculation linking him with a return to Parkhead after signing with Montreal Impact...

The Boot Room · Mar 4

‘Lack of ambition’: Some Celtic fans react as reported midfield target ‘admired by Lennon’ makes decision

Victor Wanyama has completed a move to MLS side Montreal Impact from Tottenham Hotspur after failing to find a new club in the January window – and Celtic supporters have reacted to the move on Twitter...

Wanyama Seals Deal

FORMER Celtic target Victor Wanyama will quit Spurs after agreeing a deal with Thierry Henry’s MLS side Montreal Impact.

Tottenham Make Official Wanyama Announcement

Victor Wanyama she’s surprised many by cutting his ties with Spurs overnight and making a move to MLS side Montreal.

Celtic Target Wanyama Seals Spurs Exit

Victor Wanyama has sealed his exit from Tottenham Hotspur after sealing a deal with MLS side Montreal Impact.

67HailHail · Mar 3

Spurs reach agreement with Montreal Impact for former Celtic star Victor Wanyama

Continue reading “Spurs reach agreement with Montreal Impact for former Celtic star Victor Wanyama” on 67HailHail.

Daily Record · Mar 3

Victor Wanyama makes MLS move as former Celtic man agrees Tottenham departure

The Kenyan midfielder is heading stateside after two-and-a-half seasons at White Hart Lane, scuppering any hope of a Parkhead return...

Celtic target Victor Wanyama’s brother hints at transfer announcement in the next few days

It’s often said that a player should never go back, but the outstanding form from Fraser Forster this season has shown that’s not always true...

Read Celtic · Mar 3

Celtic target’s agent to make announcement on future in coming days – He could be an excellent signing for 10IAR push

Victor Wanyama’s agent is set to make an announcement about the midfielder’s future later this week, and he could be an excellent signing for Celtic in the push for 10-in-a-row next season, if the ninth title is secured this term...

67HailHail · Mar 3

Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama to make announcement on his future

Continue reading “Celtic-linked Victor Wanyama to make announcement on his future” on 67HailHail.

The Celtic Star · Feb 26

Opinion: Five Scottish Premiership stars that Celtic should target this Summer

Celtic’s transfer strategy has rightfully been praised over the years for being able to unearth gems like Henrik Larsson, Vigil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and many more from abroad.

67HailHail · Feb 11

Wanyama’s countryman encourages Celtic-linked powerhouse to leave Spurs

The chairman of one of Kenya’s biggest football clubs has urged countryman Victor Wanyama to leave Totteham Hotspur.

67HailHail · Feb 5

“I thought we were close” – Celtic manager opens up on deadline day

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has spoken out about what happened on transfer deadline day.

Celtic Still In With Chance To Sign Tottenham Ace: Why The Move Makes Sense Now For Lennon?

Quite a few media outlet reported that Celtic could be in for Victor Wanyama in...

Wanyama Set For Spurs Release

Celtic fan favourite Victor Wanyama is trying to hash out a deal with his club Spurs to get his contract...

Read Celtic · Feb 1

Celtic January target reportedly trying to cancel deal at current side after failing to move away

Former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly trying to terminate his contract at Tottenham Hotspur after failing to secure a move away from the club in January, according to reports from France Football...

VideoCelts · Feb 1

Chris Sutton’s underwhelming transfer verdict

Victor Wanyama was off to France then that was off, Filip Benkovic joined Bristol City and Neil Lennon was left with his two new projects...

67HailHail · Jan 31

STV journalist: Celtic’s transfer business is now over

STV journalist Ronnie Charters has reported that Celtic’s transfer business is done (STV’s deadline day blog, 23:17) Celtic have only signed Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro during the January transfer window.

Celts Are Here · Jan 31

Wanyama Negotiating Release After Deal Collapses

Get French Football are Reporting Wanyama and his agent are currently negotiating the terms of his release from Spurs after a loan move to Amiens didn’t work out.

67HailHail · Jan 31

Report: Finances behind Celtic failure to pull off transfer coup

Celtic’s bid to bring Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama back to the Hoops was scuppered by the player’s wages, the Daily Mail reports.

Read Celtic · Jan 31

“No need for this negativity on a Friday” – These Celtic fans react as reporter issues deadline day update on Hoops target

A number of Celtic fans have reacted to the news that Victor Wanyama will not be returning to the club on deadline day.

The Celtic Star · Jan 31

Opinion: Celtic blew their last chance to sign Victor Wanyama

Following their defeat at the hands of the Rangers before heading into the winter break, Celtic were expected to make a major splash in the January transfer window.

The Celtic Star · Jan 31

Journalist claims that Celtic won’t be doing any more business in this window

As expected, deadline day came with a flurry of rumours.

67HailHail · Jan 31

Mourinho answers question on deadline day offers for Celtic-linked Wanyama

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has provided Celtic fans with a bleak update on the Victor Wanyama situation.

EatSleepSport · Jan 31

Bhoys deny rumours of reunion with Wanyama

Celtic have rebuffed speculation linking them with a move for Tottenham’s out-of-favour midfielder Victor Wanyama...

Read Celtic · Jan 31

“Wouldn’t mind him,” “Plz no Celtic” – These Hoops fans react as 24 y/o is linked with deadline day Parkhead move

Celtic fans have had a lot to deal with on deadline day thus far.

67HailHail · Jan 31

Our View: No Celtic return for star is disappointing, but expected

Things certainly move fast on transfer window deadline day.

The Celtic Star · Jan 31

Lunchtime Update – No Victor Wanyama, Benkovic free to go on loan, £1m Birger Meling bargain

“You spin me right round, baby Right round, like a record baby, Right round, round round” It’s only lunchtime on transfer deadline day and these Dead or Alive lyrics are already going through my mind.

Daily Star · Jan 31

Celtic fans told Victor Wanyama might not be only deadline day transfer arrival

Celtic could be set to sign more than player on transfer deadline day...

Transfer Tavern · Jan 31

‘A distraction’, ‘Does not make sense’ – Many Celtic fans blast fresh transfer link to 28 y/o

Sky Sports have reported this morning that Celtic are in talks with Victor Wanyama about a potential deadline day move to Glasgow.

The Sun · Jan 31

Celtic ‘in talks with Tottenham about Victor Wanyama return’ as they target loan transfer for ex-midfielder

CELTIC are in talks with Tottenham over a loan move for Victor Wanyama, according to reports from down south.

Celts Are Here · Jan 31

Wanyama Deal ‘Not Happening’ Club Source Confirms

Victor Wanyama will NOT be heading back to Celtic according to in the know journalist Alison Conroy.

Soccerlens · Jan 31

David Ornstein provides latest update on Wanyama to Celtic rumours

originally posted on According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Victor Wanyama will NOT join Celtic in the January transfer window.

67HailHail · Jan 31

‘Make it happen’ – some Celtic fans react to report linking star with Hoops return

Former Celtic hero Victor Wanyama could be on his way back to the club, as reported by the Evening Standard.

Read Celtic · Jan 31

Reliable journalist confirms Wanyama to Celtic will not happen

A return to Celtic for Victor Wanyama will not happen.

Inside Futbol · Jan 31

Celtic Move For Victor Wanyama Off

Celtic will not be snapping up Victor Wanyama from Tottenham Hotspur...

FootballFanCast · Jan 31

“I’m told” – Journalist delivers update on what’s required for Celtic to sign Victor Wanyama

Charlie Eccleshare claims Celtic can only sign Wanyama if Spurs subsidise his wages...

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