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Victor Wanyama has agreed a four-year Tottenham contract worth £70,000-a-week after putting the finishing touches to a £13.5million transfer from Southampton, Football Insider sources understand.
Wanyama completed the first part of a Spurs medical on Monday and settled personal terms along with his agent Ivan Modia.
A well-placed Spurs source has told Football Insider that the Kenya international will be paid £70,000-a-week over the course of a four-year contract that is worth £14.6million in total.
The north Londoners 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 has landed his former player after Tottenham’s failed bid to bring Wanyama to White Hart Lane last summer.
Southampton are currently managerless after losing Ronald Koeman to Everton this week and admitted defeat in their bid to keep the player once he entered the final 12 months of his contract.
Wanyama was 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 has become the first Southampton player snapped up directly from his former club by ex-Saints boss Pochettino.
Wanyama has had an excellent 2015-16 season, making 35 appearances for the team that finished sixth in the Premier League and providing further evidence of his ball-winning capabilities in midfield.
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.