Bhoys fail in Wanyama bid

Celtic
Victor Wanyama has praised Tottenham's display in Saturday's convincing 4-0 home win over Huddersfield Town.

Celtic have reportedly been rebuffed in their attempts to bring Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama back to Parkhead.

Kenya international Wanyama played for the Scottish giants from 2011-2013 before making the switch to Premier League side Southampton, who spent £12.5million to sign the combative midfielder.

The 28-year-old moved to Tottenham in June 2016 for £11million and he was a regular first-team fixture during his debut campaign, making 36 league appearances and scoring four goals in the process.

However, injuries and a lack of form have seen the Nairobi-born star slip down the pecking order and manager Mauricio Pochettino is happy to allow the midfielder to leave before the European window closes.

A switch to Club Brugge appears to have broken down but early reports on Monday suggested Celtic boss Neil Lennon was looking to bring Wanyama back to the Bhoys on a season-long loan.

But a move has been described as a “non-starter” after Spurs, who drew 2-2 at Arsenal on Sunday in the first north London derby of the season, were only willing to do permanent business.

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