Southampton sign Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama for £12.5m

16 Jul

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Southampton have signed Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama for £12.5m.

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama

The 21-year-old, who joined Celtic from Belgian club Beerschot in 2011, has agreed a four-year-deal at St Mary’s.

Kenya international Wanyama was the Scottish Premier League’s young player of the year last season and scored a header in the 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona.

The fee is the highest ever received by a Scottish club for a player, the first for over £10m.

“It feels great and I am happy to be here,” said Wanyama.

“There were other options, but Southampton is a club with ambitions so I chose to come here.

“Southampton is a good club and it has good players, so I just want to train hard and work hard to be a part of the starting XI. We’ll see where that will take me.

“I’m very grateful to be here and I’m looking forward to playing in…

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