Celtic boss admits he is keen on Spurs player but has doubts over deal

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that he would like to take Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama back to his former club but believes he will prove to be too expensive for the Glasgow giants.

Wanyama was linked heavily with a move away from Spurs last summer including a move to Celtic after it was revealed that he was surplus to requirements at Tottenham (Daily Record).

He has featured just twice for Spurs so far this season in the Premier League (transfermarkt) and he has continued to be overlooked by Jose Mourinho just as he was by Mauricio Pochettino.

Lennon, who signed the powerful Kenyan during his first spell in charge at Parkhead, is reportedly keen to add experience to his squad during the January transfer window and the Scottish champions are expected to return for Wanyama this month (Football Insider).

Victor Wanyama
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However, the Celtic manager has now admitted that the club could be priced out of a move for the 28-year-old midfielder.

When asked if the Spurs star was a target for Celtic, Lennon told The Herald, “He’s in my thoughts. But could we afford him? I doubt it very much.

“The problem with Victor is where do you fit him in with bringing Soro in, if we have Brown, Bitton, McGregor, Ntcham. I don’t think that’s going to be an option. I wouldn’t have thought so.”

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Based on Lennon’s statement, it does sound like a move to Celtic is off for the Kenyan. Now that he seems to have overcome his injury problems, I still think he can do a job for a mid to lower table Premier League side. With the experience he has to offer, I am surprised there hasn’t been more interest in Wanyama.

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