French Journalist Suggests Celtic Target Could Be Free To Join If Contract Is Terminated

French Journalist Suggests Celtic Target Could Be Free To Join If Contract Is Terminated

Celtic may yet still be able to sign Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to France Football reporter Nabil Djellit.

The 28-year-old did not leave Spurs despite a late attempt from French club Amiens to snap up the midfielder on loan, and Djellit believes that Spurs may consider terminating his contract in order to let him leave on a free transfer:

“Tottenham could ultimately terminate Victor Wanyama’s contract. The Kenyan of 28 years could then freely engage in Amiens or elsewhere … The saga continues.”

It would be a big surprise if Wanyama was let go by Tottenham. The Kenyan still has 17 months left on his contract at the Premier League side, and it was reported last month that he had an £8m price tag.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has never hidden his desire to see the midfielder return to Parkhead but Spurs’s asking price and the player’s wages were proving a major obstacle.

If Wanyama were allowed to leave on a free, though, it could dramatically change the situation. The Hoops would still face fierce competition to sign the player, with Spanish side Leganes also reportedly monitoring developments.