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Spurs seal deal for Victor Wanyama and now turn attentions to Janssen

By Staff Reporter

Published 24/06/2016

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is on his way to Spurs
Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is on his way to Spurs

Tottenham have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama. The 24-year-old has agreed to join the north London outfit until 2021 after successfully completing a medical and becomes their first signing of the summer.

Wanyama is the first Southampton player to be reunited with the club’s former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.

It is understood understands Tottenham will pay around £9m up front for Wanyama, but the deal could reach almost £12m if additional clauses are met.

Spurs first expressed an interest in Wanyama last summer, but Saints held firm and were rewarded, as Wanyama played a key role in leading the team to a sixth-placed finish.

The Kenyan, who had just one year to run on his contract at St Mary’s, made 85 league appearances for the south-coast club, scoring four goals.

Pochettino is eager to bring an extra forward to provide cover for Harry Kane but Spurs are yet to follow up talks with AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen.

Janssen visited Tottenham’s training ground two weeks ago, but Spurs have not submitted an official bid. The 22-year-old Dutch striker has also held talks with German club Wolfsburg.

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