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Celtic: Some Hoops fans want Wanyama at Parkhead

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Some Celtic fans are making it clear that they want the club to sign Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama in the ongoing January transfer window.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon has already made it clear that while he is interested in bringing the Kenyan to Parkhead, the club will find it very tough to afford his wages. Lennon said Wanyama is in his ‘thoughts’ but has doubts about whether the club can sign him.

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A Hoops Twitter handle with the name ‘Paul the Tim’ relayed the article on social media and it got many Celtic fans talking. Some Hoops fans say that the club should sign Wanyama.

Wanyama, who is now valued at £10.8 million (as per Transfermarkt), left Celtic in the summer of 2013 for a fee of £12.5million, before leaving the Saints to join Tottenham in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £11million to play under Mauricio Pochettino.

His first season at Spurs was, perhaps, the best one in the 2016-17 season. That season, Wanyama made 47 appearances in all competitions for the club and also scored a total of five goals, racking up one assist. He played a role in helping the club finish second in the Premier League that season.

But this season, Wanyama has played only four games in all competitions so far. Only two of them have come in the Premier League, with the player starting only one game so far. It came in the club’s League Cup game against Colchester.

What do we think?

Wanyama’s injury record isn’t promising. The Kenyan has missed 47 games due to injury since the start of the 2016-17 season and it makes no sense for Celtic to go for an injury-prone player who might demand might wages.

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