Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama excited about joining ‘legendary’ Celtic


Kenyan international Victor Wanyama looks set to complete his move to Scotland after Celtic agreed a fee with Germinal Beerschot.

The highly rated holding midfielder has been watched by numerous European clubs, and it appears that Standard Liege, Aston Villa and Swansea City will all lose out on the player’s signature.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Wanyama expressed his delight about his impending switch to the Glasgow club, saying: "I am extremely excited, Celtic is a legendary club.

"I am looking forward to this, I have had a great time with GBA [Germinal Beerschot], and I look forward to the next chapter of my career at Celtic."

The sought after 19-year-old debuted for Kenya as a 15-year-old, and has been a regular ever since. When asked about the talented youngster, Germinal Beerschot sporting director Chris van Puyeveld said that Celtic were signing a very talented youngster.

Speaking to Sportsmail, the sporting director then continued: "Victor is an excellent player, a real diamond and a very good guy as well. I have no doubt Celtic will be pleased with him and he’ll be a big success in Glasgow. I’m sure his value will rise a lot during his stay."

However, it appears that a work permit could delay the youngster’s move. Due to the fact that Kenya are outside the top 70 countries in Fifa’s world ranking, his initial bid for a work permit will be automatically rejected. Nevertheless, Celtic and Wanyama are confident a permit can be secured to complete the transfer.


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