V is for Victor – Wanyama Opportunity opens up for Celtic, McGinn’s 5 year Villa Deal

SPURS are open to allowing former Celtic powerhouse Victor Wanyama to go out on loan today, before the English transfer window closes at 5pm.

Wanyama was signed by Neil Lennon and scored the first goal in that memorable night in November 2012 when Celtic beat Barcelona, then the finest side on the planet, to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

With The Celtic support reeling today at the news that a £25million agreement has been reached to sell Kieran Tierney to Arsenal, horribly announced during the game last night (see HERE), a move for the experienced Wanyama, who was on the bench for Tottenham in the Champions League Final in Madrid in June, would lift the support and would also strengthen quite considerably The Celtic midfield ahead of the vital Ply-off round against Sparta Prague, assuming we get past Cluj on Tuesday.

If there’s one man who can convince Victor Wanyama to come on loan to Celtic it’s Neil Lennon. However if there’s one man who might not fancy paying what it would cost, then that’s Peter Lawwell, as Niall J has just been writing about on The Celtic Star…see above.

Meanwhile former Celtic target John McGinn has today signed a bumper five year contract extension with Aston Villa. The former Hibs man won Villa’s Player of Year award in his first season in England and helped get the Birmingham giants back into the Premier League.

McGinn was rumoured to be a target for Manchester Utd, who today could sign Moussa Demebele from Lyon. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell spent most of last summer arguing with Him over a few hundred grand while McGinn waited patiently to join his Boyhood heroes. His patience finally ran out when Steve Bruce, then the Villa boss, moved just before the English window closed. The rest is history.

Also on The Celtic Star…

Show Me the Money, ‘Peter Lawwell is going unchecked,’ reckons Niall J…see HERE.

Albanian President Meta sends message to Celtic after ‘very promising draw’…see HERE.

‘Mixed bag performance wise but this was a good result against a good team,’ Andybhoy88 on Celtic Noise…see HERE.

Lenny in the Dark over KT as Jeremy Corbyn praises Celtic’s ‘discipline and determination’…see HERE.

Sandman’s Definitive Ratings – Celtic at Dracula’s Cludgie…see HERE.

‘This is a very sad night for Celtic,’ David Potter reacts to the Tierney Transfer…see HERE.

Forrest equaliser gives Celtic the edge as Kieran Tierney leaves for Arsenal…see HERE.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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