Harambee Stars captain Victor Mugubi Wanyama could finalize his move to Southampton as early as today (Wednesday).
Daily Mail reports that the midfield maestro has agreed a 12.5 Million pound deal with the Saints and could finalize the deal by close of business on Wednesday.
The Kenya international midfielder was due to start the Parkhead club’s thumping 6-2 friendly defeat to German Second Division side Greuther Firth on Tuesday night but it is understood he remained behind at the club’s training base on the outskirts of Munich as talks with the Premier League side moved towards a conclusion.
Celtic and Southampton had agreed a 12 million pound deal for the midfielder who had signed a 900,000 pounds deal at Celtic from Belgian side Beerschot. His transfer to Southampton will shatter the Scottish league transfer record.
The move to Southampton had stalled as Wanyama had failed to agree on personal terms with his might-be-new employers but the deal seems to have been settled with half a million added to the initial bid.
The move to Southampton will mean Wanyama misses the Champions League after cutting his niche in the European elite tournament last year. It will be a concern for coach Neil Lennon who had banked on the midfielder to improve their performance from last year when they reached the last 16.