The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are watching Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, as a possible replacement for midfielder Cheick Tiote.
Victor Wanyama – Celtic defensive midfielder
Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all shown interest in the former FC Twente midfielder, and if he goes in January, Newcastle must be ready to bring in an immediate replacement.
The 6’2″ Kenyan joined Celtic in July for £900K from Belgium club Beerschott , and he has so far played 20 times for the Glasgow giants with one goal, but of course we have no idea if this report has any truth to it.
The news is that Sunderland and Aston Villa were also looking at the 15 times capped Kenyan International, before his move to Celtic in the summer.
Before moving to Beerschott in 2008, Wanyama played in youth leagues in Kenya and then in Sweden, but the defensive midfielder has come into his own at Celtic, and he only turned 20 years old last June.
If Newcastle are really interested in the Kenyan, we have no idea how much Celtic would want for him, or whether they would even be willing to sell Wanyama in January, if Tiote is sold to one of the big clubs that are after him.
What do you think?