Neil Lennon Reveals He Tried To Sign Former Celtic Star This Summer

Neil Lennon Reveals He Tried To Sign Former Celtic Star This Summer

It has been a decent start to the season for Celtic, even if their failure to reach the group stages of the Champions League will come as a big disappointment.

Still, securing continental football via the Europa League and a perfect start to the domestic season is certainly nothing to be sniffed at.

One of the criticisms supporters of the club put forward over the summer was the lack of signings over the summer. Some felt this was the main reason for their Champions League exit, and they have often accused the board of becoming complacent due to their domestic success.

However, it appears they did try to make at least one statement signing.

Neil Lennon today revealed that Celtic attempted to bring Victor Wanyama back to the Glasgow, with the Kenyan midfielder now seemingly surplus to requirements at Spurs.

There was interest but it never got off the ground.

Could we look at it again in January? We'll have to wait and see.

We might not want to with the balance of the squad now, as well as the affordability.


Wanyama was fantastic during his first stint at Celtic Park, making 61 appearances over two seasons. He would leave for Southampton for a fee of £12.5million in the summer of 2013.

He would be an excellent addition to the current Celtic squad, although the finances of such a deal may be a stumbling block. Spurs accepted a bid of £12million from Club Brugge this summer, but the player was not receptive to the move.

Whether the player would want to return north of the border remains to be seen, and he would likely have to take a sizeable wage cut to make it happen.

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