Football

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, pictured right, is set to have a medical at Tottenham.

Tottenham 'close to signing Victor Wanyama from Southampton'

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

Tottenham are close to making Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama their first signing of the summer.

Wanyama is set to undergo a medical at Spurs on Monday after the two clubs agreed a fee over the weekend.

Article continues below

Press Association Sport understands Tottenham will pay around ?9million up front but the deal could reach almost ?12m if additional clauses are met.

Wanyama would become the first Saints player to be reunited with the club's former manager Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

Spurs expressed interest in the 24-year-old last summer but Saints held firm and were rewarded, as Wanyama played a key role in leading the team to a sixth-placed finish.

Article continues below

The Kenyan, who has only one year remaining on his contract at St Mary's, has made 85 league appearances for the south coast club, scoring four goals.

Pochettino is eager to boost his options in midfield with Tottenham hoping to balance Champions League football with another title challenge next season.

The Argentinian is also eager to bring an extra forward to provide cover for Harry Kane but Spurs are yet to follow up talks with AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen.

Janssen visited Tottenham's training ground two weeks ago and spoke to the club about his future but Tottenham have not submitted an official bid.

The Dutch striker is currently on holiday in Barcelona and has also held talks with German club Wolfsburg, although a move to Spurs remains the 22-year-old's preferred choice.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Southampton

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again