By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have announced the signing of Victor Wanyama – and Twitter was impressed at the relatively cut-price deal.
Spurs have paid Southampton a reported £11million fee for the 24-year-old, while his former club Celtic will also receive a substantial sum due to the sell-on clause inserted in the deal that took him to the south coast three years ago.
The midfielder has a reputation as the enforcer’s enforcer after starring in the holding midfield role for the Saints in the past three seasons and and making a notable 400-plus interceptions in 2015-16.
Some Spurs fans are delighted at the deal, believing the transfer fee to be a good piece of business by Mauricio Pochettino.
Many Celtic supporters are also delighted their club will receive a welcome windfall.
However, many fans on Twitter voiced their concerns over the Kenya international, who has picked up three red cards this season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 23, 2016
Thanks for the Wanyama money old friends! @SouthamptonFC ??
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) June 23, 2016
Really pleased to have got Wanyama…super cheap as well. Quality signing #spurs
— Nad Star (@NadStarBOOOOM) June 23, 2016
— Kirsty (@Kirsty_Roarty) June 23, 2016
Wanyama is at Spurs for depth and physicality. I’m sure he knows that. He doesn’t offer much besides detonation in the center circle anyway.
— °. (@Xhakaesque) June 23, 2016
Wanyama great signing for Spurs. United lacking someone like him.
— Kieran. (@kierats) June 23, 2016
Wanyama’s a good squad signing for Spurs. Excellent price too.
— Mark Höppner (@MarkHoeppner) June 23, 2016
Didn’t think Spurs needed Wanyama tbh they’ve got perfectly good players in the role
— Jake Hallam (@JakeHallam16) June 23, 2016
Pretty happy with the signing of wanyama for Spurs ⚽️?
— Taylorrr (@TaylorDGray) June 23, 2016
For Spurs to sign Wanyama for near enough same price Saints did from Celtic is great business, Pochettino shrewd in transfer dealings #THFC
— Andi Purewal (@AndiPurewal) June 23, 2016
It remains to be seen whether Mauricio Pochettino can get Wanyama to hit the ground running at the second time of asking after previously managing the midfielder at St Mary’s Stadium.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Barcelona have made a bid for Spurs’ Lille target.