Victor Wanyama

  • Victor Wanyama
  • Age25
  • Apps129
  • Contract2016/06/23
  • Height6ft 2in (1.88m)
  • PositionMidfielder

After much speculation and a previous breakdown in talks, on 11th July 2013, Wanyama signed for Southampton for a fee claimed to be £12.5 million, making him the first Kenyan to ever play in the Premier League.

He made his debut on 17th August 2013, in 1–0 away win against West Bromwich Albion.

Wanyama made 24 appearances in his first season, but injuries hindered his efforts to make much of an impact in the team.

Under new manager Ronald Koeman, Wanyama came into his own in the 2014–15 season. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 league victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on 20th September 2014, after replacing James Ward-Prowse in the 69th minute.

His next goal came in an 8–0 trouncing of Sunderland on 19 October 2014.

Wanyama would score his third goal for the Saints in spectacular fashion, a 40-yard shot after Eldin Jakupović’s poor clearance fell straight to him, in what proved to be the only goal in a win over Hull City.

His performances saw him awarded the league’s African Player of the Month for September, with him stating “It is wonderful being recognised as someone who has done well for his club.”

On 23rd June 2016, Wanyama signed for Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth around £11 million.


Further reading: Wikipedia