Tottenham agree transfer fee for Southampton star, player set for medical

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of landing their first summer signing. According to a report by the BBC, the Spurs have agreed a £11 million transfer fee with Southampton for Victor Wanyama.

It is understood Wanyama flew in from his native Kenya on Sunday ready to undergo a medical and to finalise personal terms on a four-year deal.

Tottenham have held a long-term interest in the Kenya international and tried to sign him last summer, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino being a huge admirer of Wanyama, having worked with him during his time in charge of Southampton from January 2013 to May 2014.

However, the Saints were able to hold on to him at that time but were unable to extend his contract. Therefore, the 24-year-old midfielder has just one year remaining on his contract, meaning he could leave the club for free in the summer of 2017.

It is understood that former club Celtic will benefit financially from a sell-on clause, inserted when the Saints paid £10.9 million in 2013 for Wanyama’s services.

The midfielder came to Europe in 2007, joining Swedish club Helsingborgs’ Under-21 before moving to Belgium to play for Beerschot AC. Celtic paid just £825.000 for him in 2011 before selling him to Southampton.

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