Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that he is keen on re-signing Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, but he is very aware that there are major obstacles to a deal going ahead.
The Hoops boss feels his squad lacks experience following the 2-1 home defeat to Old Firm rivals Rangers last month and wants players with “nous” such as Wanyama to be brought in. However, he believes there are two key issues stopping him from making a bid for the Kenyan:
“He’s in my thoughts but could we afford him? I doubt it very much. The problem is where to fit him in. I don’t think that’s going to be an option.”
On the financial side of things, that is very much down to CEO Peter Lawwell and the player’s agent to find a compromise. In terms of where he would fit in, that is easier to solve.
Ismaila Soro may be joining the club, but the Ivorian does lack the experience which Wanyama possesses. With Scott Brown and Callum McGregor having had to do most of the heavy lifting in central midfield this season, adding another body to the mix would certainly lighten the workload on the pair.