By Harvey Byrne

Victor Wanyama has said Tottenham are up there with his former club Celtic, calling the north London side a “big club.”

Wanyama, 25, moved to Britain in 2011 to join Celtic in a £900,000 deal from Belgian side Beerschot AC.

He spent two years at the Scottish giants before eventually moving south and joining the Premier League with Southampton in a £12.5million deal.

Joining Tottenham in the summer in an £11million move, the Kenya international has compared his current club to Celtic, who have won their domestic league title 47 times as well as the European Cup once.

“I think this club is up there with Celtic,” said Wanyama to November’s edition of FourFourTwo on page 70. “It’s a big club and you can feel that in the dressing room. We have young players who want to work hard and who are very ambitious, which is a very good thing.”

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Wanyama won two league medals while at the Hoops, as well as the Scottish Cup.

While also praising Spurs’ young players, he was one of them at Celtic, where he won the SPL Young Player of the Year after the 2012-13 campaign.

Now at Spurs, the combative midfielder will be looking to help his side progress from their third place finish last season and help them to their first Premier League title.

In other Tottenham team news, Wanyama has revealed what manager Mauricio Pochettino told him before an £11million move from Southampton in the summer.