Newcastle were first interested in Victor Wanyama of Celtic a couple of seasons ago, and the 21 year-old Kenyan International is a versatile player who can play center-back, full back or in defensive midfield.
Victor Wanyama – would cost £10M
He was signed by Celtic in July two years ago, for just under £1M from Belgian club Beerschot AC, and he has since played 91 times with 13 goals for Celtic.
Wanyama has played for Kenya 25 times and a day or two ago, after Mark Hughes was appointed the new Stoke City manager, there was news he may go after the 6’2″ player with a £10M bid.
And that’s about what he would cost if Celtic are to allow one of their best players leave the Glasgow club this summer.
But it would seem the 21 year-old could be a good buy for Newcastle, if only because of his versatility, and he could play in different positions for Newcastle.
That would include center-back – and if captain Fabricio Coloccini leaves Newcastle this summer to return to Argentina, we’d need to bring in a replacement.
But Arsenal and Manchester United have also been linked with the player, and Newcastle would stand no chance of getting the player if those two big clubs are really interested in the player.
David Moyes was keen on the player last summer, but Everton couldn’t afford the then £7M fee, but at Manchester United that level of transfer money would not be a problem, and the Red Devils could move in for him.
The news is online in the Chronicle today – and as we said – it’s the third summer in a row that we’ve been linked with the Celtic powerhouse.
And Wanyama’s stock rose last season, after he gave some outstanding performances for Celtic in the Champions League.
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