Man Utd and Arsenal set to battle over Celtic star Victor Wanyama
With just 24 hours left in the January transfer window, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing to make a last ditch effort to sign in the Celtic star Victor Wanyama. According to reports, the Old Trafford boss is going to make an £8 million bid for the midfielder’s services.
The highly-rated midfielder has already agreed to the move. The only problem that remains is the transfer fees. Sir Alex Ferguson dispatched a delegation to resolve this matter earlier this month, but they returned with no good news.
Manchester United and Arsenal have made numerous bids on the Kenyan midfielder this season. With time both clubs have become increasingly impressed with his abilities. However, both clubs understand signing in Victor Wanyama would be a big gamble.
Victor Wanyama played a key role in Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League this season. In spite of his superb performance against the Catalan giants, Victor Wanyama has mostly been untested.
The 21-year-old midfielder is considered to be one of the most important players in Celtic’s team; however, he has been put up against the best Europe which is why Manchester United and Arsenal will be taking a gamble by spending millions over him.
Celtic will most probably reject any high flying bids from Manchester United or Arsenal since they are preparing for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
President of the Kenyan Football Association, Sam Nyamweya reckons Victor Wanyama will be joining a European football powerhouse quite soon, but his prediction appears to be falling apart. Celtic seems least interested in losing Victor Wanyama to Manchester United or Arsenal, although Sir Alex Ferguson has been quite persuasive on the topic.
“[Victor] Wanyama will soon be joining one of the big two clubs in the world. It is an exciting moment for us, which means that Kenya is a powerhouse in football,” Sam Nyamweya told The Scotsman.
ESPN reports Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands watching Victor Wanyama play in Celtic’s 4-0 over Dundee Untied last weekend. Such reports have been fueling rumors about Victor Wanyama’s move to the Premier League most of January transfer window.