Exclusive: Celtic tipped to sign 'Younger' Wanyama after big transfer reveal

Kevin Phillips has suggested Celtic are more likely to sign a “younger” Victor Wanyama than the man himself.

The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 28-year-old would only be a “short-term fix” by Neil Lennon.

In an interview with The Athletic, the former Spurs midfielder spoke of his love for the Hoops and his desire to play for the Glasgow giants again.

Wanyama spent two years with the Bhoys between 2011 and 2013 before moving to Southampton.

In March, the holding midfielder left Tottenham to join Montreal Impact and put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

When asked by Football Insider if a move would be beneficial for club and player, Phillips said: “It is always tough, a player going back, are they going to be as successful as when they were there previously? It is always difficult. 

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“He has not played a lot of football. It depends on what the budget is and the finances of a move. If they can get him for very cheap, possibly. 

“You have got a player going back that wants to play there, he will give it everything. He has been there, seen it, done it. 

“But is it just a short-term fix? I think Lennon might go down the younger route.”

The Kenya international is yet to start a game this season, with only five appearances in all competitions.

Lennon will know he will have to address the central midfield department in the near future with Scott Brown, 34, entering the last year of his contract.

In other Celtic news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider the Hoops may be about to sign their own Jermain Defoe after shock player reveal.