Wanyama available as ex-target reveals Celtic change of heart — transfer update

Former Celtic star Victor Wanyama could be heading for the Spurs exit door, according to reports.

The Kenyan midfielder was a hugely popular figure in Neil Lennon’s first spell as manager and Sky Sports are reporting the 28-year-old is available to go out on loan.

Lennon has said he is still on the lookout for a midfielder and securing Wanyama, who left Celtic for Southampton in 2013, would be something of a coup.

There will no doubt be interest from English sides, but Celtic are flush with cash and set to bank another £25m with the sale of Kieran Tierney.

The question surely has to be asked if Wanyama would be interested in a return to his old stomping ground.

A potential replacement for Tierney, Romain Perraud, has revealed how Celtic dropped their interest in him after sounding him out about a move.

He said: “I thought I had a good season with Paris. I knew I had qualities. I just wanted a chance to show them after being stuck in Nice reserves,” reports the Sun.

He continued: “This summer, Celtic, Brest and Dijon all contacted me with a view to a transfer.

“But Celtic decided to change their mind and that meant I was going to go to Brest instead.

Celtic signed Bolingoli but with Tierney now gone barring any hitches, the club still requires a quality left-back and quickly.

Lennon had this week rubbished interest in Brentford’s Rico Henry, who had been linked with a possible £7m switch. But with the Bees completing the £3m signing of Arsenal teenage left-back Dominic Thompson, there may be something afoot.

Andy Carroll is another player Lennon denied interest in. The former West Ham and Liverpool striker looks to be heading back to his first club, Newcastle.

With his lengthy injury history and massive wages, that looked something of a non-starter, even if the player had been open to a move to Glasgow.


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