Thursday, July 11, 2013

Transfer News:Victor Wanyama completes record-breaking £12m move from Celtic to Southampton

Kenyan footballer who plays as defensive midfielder or center back for Scottish Premier League side Celtic Victor Wanyama's long-mooted move to Southampton has been completed.The midfielder left Celtic for a Scottish record fee reported to be £12million.

After much ado, the highly-rated 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at St Mary's.
Wanyama tweeted: 'I have a day of mixed emotion. Happy to play in EPL,honoured to be the 1st Kenyan to play in EPL...But VERY SAD TO leave PARADISE.'

Wanyama, who joined Celtic 2 years ago for £900,000 from the Belgian side Beerschot had initially rejected the chance to move to St Mary's and speculated approaches from other Premier League sides never materialized. Wanyama had been removed from the Celtic squad for Tuesday night's 6-2 friendly loss to Greuther Fruth in Germany as he agreed the details of his long-term contract.