Victor Wanyama has been tipped to return to Celtic and make an instant impact if a deal can be struck for him to rejoin this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, ex-Aberdeen and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan suggested fans would love to see the “experience and power” of the 28-year-old back in Glasgow.

In an interview with The Athletic, the former Spurs midfielder spoke of his love for the Hoops and his want to play for the club again during his career.

Wanyama spent two years at Parkhead between 2011 and 2013 before beginning his Premier League adventure with Southampton.

Whelan suggested his first spell in Scotland would provide invaluable experience were he to rejoin the Bhoys.

“I can see him going back,” he told Football Insider.

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“Neil Lennon knows what he is all about and the fans would love to have him back again.

“He was very successful when he was up there at Celtic Park. He is a player that knows what Scottish football is all about – it will not be a surprise to him when he goes to Dundee, Kilmarnock and all of these places. He has been there and done it.

“It is a huge club. Playing in the Champions League, which he has been doing in the past few seasons at Tottenham. He will bring experience and power to their midfield.”

The holding midfielder joined Montreal Impact on a free transfer in March and put pen to paper on a two-year deal after Jose Mourinho told the player he was surplus to requirements in north London.

However, Wanyama’s comments opened the door on a return to Glasgow seven years after leaving for England. The only question that remains, is whether Neil Lennon wants to resign the Kenyan.

In other Celtic news, Alan Hutton has told Football Insider ex-Everton and Stoke man facing “huge pressure” at Parkhead.