Wanyama ‘can’t wait for new dawn’ after passing Spurs medical

Victor Wanyama: Closing on Tottenham transfer

Victor Wanyama is closing in on an £11million move to Tottenham from Southampton after claiming he has passed his medical with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Wanyama appears set to join up with former Saints boss Pochettino at White Hart Lane, although there has as yet been no formal confirmation from either Premier League club.

The midfielder, who will be 25 on Saturday, was signed from Celtic in July 2013, but had so far not taken up offers of a new contract, and so would be free to leave St Mary’s Stadium at the end of next season.

“I am indeed elated at passing my medicals at Tottenham. It is a new dawn in my career and I believe I will give my best for my new team,” Wanyama said in an interview with African football website www.soka25east.com.

“I want to thank Southampton management and fans for the exceptional time we had together. I will always have a fond place for them in my heart.”

Wanyama made 92 appearances for Southampton, scoring four goals.