By Noel Whelan

14th Oct, 2019 | 4:00pm

'I can see him joining in January' - Pundit tips Celtic to land big name 'Keen' to sign for them

It would be no surprise if Tottenham powerhouse Victor Wanyama rejoined Celtic in the January transfer window.

That is the verdict of pundit and former SPL striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the midfield powerhouse frozen out in north London.

Football Insider revealed last week that Wanyama is “keen” on being reunited with his former manager Neil Lennon in the January window after being reduced to the Spurs fringes.

The 28-year-old has made just one start for Spurs this season after coming close to joining Club Brugges in the summer on a permanent deal.

“It looks like Wanyama’s Tottenham career is coming to an end,” Whelan told Football Insider. “He’s had a lot of injury problems in the last few years and he can’t get in the team.

“No player can be happy not playing. He’ll want to get his career back on track and a move to Celtic on loan makes total sense.

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“He knows the club really well, he knows Neil Lennon thinks the world of him and he would be playing regularly. I can see him joining in January, definitely.”

The Kenya international spent two successful years at Parkhead during Lennon’s first spell in charge of the club.

Wanyama has made just three appearances this season, two of them as a substitute in the Premier League and one as a League Cup starter, which came in the humiliating exit at the hands of third-tier Colchester United.

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