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Wanyama on the verge of big move to Spurs

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama’s impending high profile move to Tottenham Hotspur will be confirmed in the next week.

Nairobi News, after speaking to the Kenyan international midfielder’s family members in Nairobi, can confirm that, indeed, the Southampton midfielder has agreed a deal in principle to move to the London based English Premier League club ahead of the 2016/2017 season.

“This (transfer) is almost done. Victor will depart for London (from Nairobi) on Tuesday or Wednesday for a medical, then sign a four year deal.


Various media outlets in England have reported that an estimated Sh1.6 billion fee has been agreed between Southampton and Tottenham – who beat off interest from English champions Leicester City to secure Wanyama’s services.

In addition, Wanyama’s new deal is said to be worth about double the weekly wage of Sh11 million he has been earning at the Saints for the last three weeks.

Interestingly, the impending move to Spurs will complete a reunion between Wanyama and his former coach at Southampton, Mauricio Pochettino, who signed Wanyama from Celtic three years ago.

Wanyama will also be featuring in the prestigious Uefa Champions League next season, a competition his elder brother, MacDonald Mariga won with Inter Milan in the year 2010.