Celtic tipped to bring former star back to Parkhead this Summer despite recent transfer

It’s always easy to link a player with his former club, especially if it feels like they have some unfinished business.

You can’t blame Victor Wanyama for moving down south when he did, and things went really well for a while. He ended up on the fringes at Spurs, so it was clear he needed to make a move.

He joined Montreal Impact in the Winter window and you would think that might shut down those Celtic rumours for a while, but apparently not.

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Football Insider have been speaking to Noel Whelan about Wanyama, and he’s still convinced Celtic might look to sign him again in the Summer.

Speaking about the possibility of a return, Whelan said:

“I can see him going back. Neil Lennon knows what he is all about and the fans would love to have him back again.”

“He was very successful when he was up there at Celtic Park. He is a player that knows what Scottish football is all about – it will not be a surprise to him when he goes to Dundee, Kilmarnock and all of these places. He has been there and done it.”

“It is a huge club. Playing in the Champions League, which he has been doing in the past few seasons at Tottenham. He will bring experience and power to their midfield.”

Clearly it’s a story that isn’t going to go away, but you have to think it would only make sense for Celtic to sign him in the next couple of years.

He’s 28 now and there’s no point in bringing him back when he’s past it, while the report suggests he signed a two year deal with the MLS side, so a transfer this Summer does sound highly unlikely.

It could make sense in a couple of years if Scott Brown retires and Celtic decide they want someone experienced to take over from him, but a lot will depend on his physical condition and form over the next two seasons.


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