Victor Wanyama moves to Tottenham Hotspur for £11 million

Spurs supporting UK High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, has had his footballing prayers answered as Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama’s transfer from Southampton to Tottenham has been confirmed by the North London club.

Wanyama has moved from Southampton on a five-year deal.

BBC Radio Solent reported on Monday that a fee of £11m had been agreed between the two clubs for the 24-year-old Kenyan.

By moving to Spurs, Wanyama, who has rejoined his former manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who he played under at St Mary’s.

During his time at the south coast team, he made 85 league appearances, scoring four times.

He initially asked to leave last summer after reported interest from Spurs but stayed at Southampton, helping the club to reach an impressive sixth place in the league.

Wanyama first played in Britain after joining Celtic from Belgian club Germinal Beerschot for an undisclosed fee in July 2011, having initially joined Helsingborgs of Sweden in 2007.

He then moved from Celtic to Southampton for £12.5m in 2013.

This is Spurs’ first signing since they finished third in the Premier League, securing a place in the 2016-17 Champions League group stages.