Celtic are ready to launch a transfer deadline day swoop for Victor Wanyama after learning Tottenham will allow their unwanted midfielder to leave the club for a relatively-modest loan fee.
Wanyama, who moved to Spurs from Southampton in 2016, has fallen down the pecking order in North London under both former boss Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.
Having made 47 appearances – including 36 in the Premier League – in his first season, the Kenya international has made only four outings this term, two of those in the top flight.
Wanyama has been linked with a move back north of the border to Celtic in recent months due to his lack of game time, although reports on Thursday suggested two new suitors in French outfit Rennes and Serie A side Fiorentina had both entered the race to sign the player.
However, Wanyama is said to more inclined to return to his former club Celtic and their hopes of re-signing the 28-year-old have been given a significant lift after the Daily Mirror reported that Tottenham are prepared to let the midfielder move north of the border on loan.
As per the report, Daniel Levy has informed the reigning Scottish champions that Wanyama can move for a relatively-modest £1.5million loan fee – which can become a permanent £8million switch in the summer.
Wanyama earns around £70,000 a week at Tottenham and while he would have to significantly drop his demands, it’s believed he is tempted to return to the club where he made his name in the British game.
The Kenyan has 18 months left on his current contract and turned down an £12million switch to Club Brugges over the summer.
Wanyama has made 154 Premier League appearances to date, chipping in with 10 goals and three assists.
In other Tottenham news, the club are reportedly ready to make a second offer for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.
Spurs are on the hunt for a new striker due to Harry Kane’s hamstring injury, which will keep him out of action until at least April.
Tottenham are said to have rebuffed in their initial attempts to sign Jose but The Independent says that the North London outfit are not willing to back down.
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