By Danny Wright
Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has claimed that he would love to return to Celtic in the future.
Wanyama, 26, spent two seasons at Celtic Park, establishing himself into a real fan favourite among the Parkhead faithful as he made 91 appearances across all competitions before leaving for Southampton.
He instantly became a hit when he decided to wear to No 67 shirt in tribute to the Lisbon Lions that won the European Cup in 1967 and wrote himself into folklore when he scored against Barcelona in what was a historic Champions League group stage win in 2012.
In an interview with Celtic Quick News, Wanyama, who is now at Tottenham, was asked whether he could see him returning to play for the Hoops once again in the future and he made it clear that he would jump at the opportunity.
“Yes!! Why not? I’ve still got a lot of love for the club and I still follow the club, so who knows I might be back at the club in the future,” he said.
Wanyama was critical part of the midfield when Neil Lennon was in charge at Parkhead and developed himself into somewhat of a regular goalscorer despite his deep-lying position.
He scored 13 goals in his time for the Bhoys and also chipped in with nine assists, and he has piled on the praise of the now Hibernian boss.
“My biggest influence was the gaffer Neil Lennon he drove me on to have more hunger and desire and to never give up,” he also said.
Now at Spurs, Wanyama has been a big part of helping Mauricio Pochettino turn the North London club into serious Premier League title contenders.
However injury has limited his playing time this term as he has only been able to feature two times in the English top-flight.