By Editor Wayne Veysey
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Victor Wanyama will undergo a Tottenham medical on Monday as he puts the finishing touches to an £13.5million transfer, according to a report.
Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation claim Wanyama and his agent Ivan Modia flew out of Nairobi on Sunday as they headed to London to finalise the player’s move to White Hart Lane.
It said that Spurs have agreed to pay £13.5million for the midfield enforcer, with 80 per cent of the proceeds going to Southampton and the remainder to his agents and former club Celtic.
Football Insider revealed on Sunday night that Tottenham and Southampton were close to reaching an agreement to make the 24-year-old the club’s first summer signing.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is increasingly hopeful he has successfully landed his former player after Tottenham’s failed bid to bring Wanyama to White Hart Lane last summer.
It is anticipated that Wanyama’s medical examinations will be a formality, given that he has been playing in the Premier League for the past three seasons since leaving Celtic.
Southampton are currently managerless after losing Ronald Koeman to Everton this week and are ready to admit defeat in their bid to keep the player now he has entered the final 12 months of his contract.
Wanyama had been offered a lucrative new five-year deal by Southampton, but he refused to sign and the club have moved to cash in on the player instead of losing him on a free next summer.
The Kenya international is set to become the first Southampton player snapped up directly from his former club by ex-Saints boss Pochettino.
Wanyama has had an excellent season, making 35 appearances for the team that finished sixth in the Premier League.
Spurs were thought to face a fight on their hands to secure Wanyama’s services with Southampton harbouring grudges from previous transfer encounters.
This stems from Tottenham signing Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid last summer when Southampton believed they already had a deal in place to sign the Belgium international.
However, those tensions have now been lifted with Wanyama set to be Tottenham’s first major signing of the summer.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are closing in on two deals costing £42million in total.