Victor Wanyama close to signing for Spurs

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Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton, according to the Mirror

The central midfielder is set to sign for Spurs for £11million as he links up with old boss Mauricio Pochettino. 

24-year-old Wanyama has been on Pochettino's radar for some time and it looks like he's finally on his way to north London after snubbing Leicester.


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Beating Leicester 

The champions were also reported to be interested in securing the Kenyan's services, but he has instead opted for Tottenham, with a medical still to be completed. 

The Foxes' interest suggests that they are almost certain to lose N'golo Kante, the heart of their midfield, but for Spurs, it is purely a matter of strengthening. 

Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele currently occupy the centre of the park, but Pochettino is desperate to bring in reinforcements to avoid a repeat of their last campaign when Spurs wilted with fatigue towards the end of the season. 

Dembele is also suspended for the first four matches of the forthcoming season. The Belgian will miss games against Everton, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, and Stoke - and Spurs' record without him is woeful. 

That has made it even more important that they bring in a central midfielder, so it appears they have moved quickly to bring in former Celtic star Wanyama. 

What will Wanyama add? 

Wanyama is similar to Dembele in that while he is sometimes reluctant to go forward, he is excellent in possession and can help to steady Spurs' midfield. 

His experience of Champions League football is fleeting, having featured for Celtic in their 2012-2013 campaign. Yet, during that run, he showed what he's capable of on the big stage, scoring the opening goal in the Celts' shock win over Barcelona

Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason are both expected to depart Spurs this summer, so Wanyama will ensure they aren't lacking in that area. In truth, he is also more the calibre of player Spurs need as they head into their first Champions League campaign in five years. 

Will Victor Wanyama be a success at Tottenham? Have your say in the comments. 

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