In an interview with Goal.com, Thomas said that Victor (Wanyama) is now a completely different player from the one that plied his trade in the Belgian Jupiter league where he turned out for Germinal Beerschot.
“I watched him last night (Tuesday) against Barcelona and I was really impressed. He is now more confident and composed on the ball unlike before.”
“He is a team player and has better passes and his strength in taking free-kicks and set pieces are much better.”
Thomas, who turns out for local premier league side Sofapaka, said that he would advise his brother against making a move to the English Premier League and stay at Celtic.
“I would not prefer an English Premier League move because both the EPL and Scottish league are fast and physical and these are attributes he already has.’’
Wanyama started on Tuesday night at the Camp Nou in a Uefa Champions League match against Barcelona where they lost 1-2 to a last minute goal from left back Jordi Alba.
Wanyama featured in the entire match and his best moment was the brilliant ball winning tackle against reigning Uefa best player of the year Andres Iniesta.
The Sofapaka full back also expressed his desire of turning professional in the near future but revealed that he will take one step at a time.
“I do not dream of joining a major European club straight from Sofapaka but to make one step at a time by joining lower leagues like my brothers did.’’
“Mariga (Macdonald) first began in Sweden before climbing the ladder while Wanyama started in Belgium. It is a lesson and learning experience for me and I want to follow the same path.”