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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BALLS.ie · 1h

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...

BALLS.ie · 1h

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 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...

Believe! Lenny admits Wanyama interest. Believe? Four Portuguese clubs chasing Hendry?

NEIL LENNON has confirmed The Celtic Star’s story that the Scottish Treble Treble winners were interested in signing former Hoops hero Victor Wanyama in the summer transfer window...

67HailHail · 13h

Lennon refuses to rule out January Celtic move for £13.5m-rated star

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted the club were interested in signing Victor Wanyama during the summer transfer window, also refusing to rule out a January return for the player, The Scottish Sun report.

67HailHail · 13h

Neil Lennon Confirms Wanyama Approach

Neil Lennon has Confirmed he did try and re-sign Victor Wanyama in the summer window but the deal never got off the ground.

90min.com · Sep 14

Mauricio Pochettino Insists Christian Eriksen Is in His ‘Plans’ Despite Wanting to Leave Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama to fight for their places in the side after failing to secure moves away from the club over the summer.

90min.com · Sep 14
The Sun · Sep 9

Tottenham gave Marseille green light to sign Victor Wanyama but French club pulled the plug

MARSEILLE snubbed Victor Waynama after Tottenham offered the unsettled midfielder on transfer deadline.

The Sun · Sep 9

‘The club is united, there’s been a lot of sniping but we stayed very strong,’ Lenny

HE might have missed out on re-signing Victor Wanyama last night but Neil Lennon, who today picked up the first Manager of the Month Award of the season from the league’s sponsors for August, declared himself happy with the way the transfer window panned out for Celtic...

Into Football · Sep 2

Transfer Deadline Day with A Celtic State of Mind – Celtic’s most important transfers 2011-2014

MARTIN DONALDSON Most important signing 2011/12 – Mikael Lustig The 2011/12 summer transfer window largely passed by with no marquee signings...

Into Football · Sep 2
EatSleepSport · Sep 2

Bhoys fail in Wanyama bid

Celtic have reportedly been rebuffed in their attempts to bring Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama back to Parkhead...

EatSleepSport · Sep 2

Victor Wanyama set for Celtic return?

Kenyan midfielder, Victor Wanyama could be set to return to Paradise after Tottenham have opened the door for him to leave before the deadline...

Tottenham Hotspur Open The Door For Celtic To Sign This Midfield Ace: Does Lennon Need Him?

According to the latest reports from Daily Record, Tottenham have opened the door for Celtic to sign their former midfielder Victor Wanyama on loan.

STV Man Pours Cold Water Over Celtic Rumour

STV man Ronnie Charters has poured cold water over the suggestion Victor Wanyama could be on his way back to Celtic before tonight’s midnight deadline.

HITC · Sep 2

Lennon once said reported Celtic target was worth £25m and good enough for Barcelona

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want to reunite Neil Lennon with Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama...

HITC · Sep 2
Daily Mail · Sep 2

Tottenham open door for Celtic to re-sign Victor Wanyama on deadline day loan deal

The Premier League outfit are open to listening to loan offers for their out-of-favour midfielder if no permanent bids come in before the European deadline closes...

Daily Mail · Sep 2
67HailHail · Sep 2

The Celtic trio who could define Transfer Deadline Day

Celtic Park could be a busy place on Monday as the Hoops look to finalise a couple of transfers on Deadline Day.

67HailHail · Sep 2
HITC · Sep 2

‘Would be huge’: Some Celtic fans buzzing after hearing about Lennon’s reported target today

Continue reading “‘Would be huge’: Some Celtic fans buzzing after hearing about Lennon’s reported target today” on HITC.

HITC · Sep 2
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