Southampton FC midfielder Victor Wanyama will leave the club this summer and his next destination will be The Emirates Stadium. The 24-year-old Kenyan is favored by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and The Saints are now preparing their life without the Kenyan international.
The man from Nairobi has failed to sign a new five-year-deal with Southampton and is not looking to play his final year of contract at the St Mary’s stadium. Wanyama has been one of the instrumental players in guiding The Saints to a sixth place finish on the English Premier League table, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Kenyan featured 30 times for Southampton last season scoring 1 goal for the club. Wanyama has won 46% of the average duels and has a pass accuracy of 82%, as reported by Squawka.com.
It has to be noted that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in acquiring the services of the Kenyan international last season. However, the club backed out at the last moment and stole Tony Alderweirled whom Southampton were interested in signing as well.
Wanyama joined Southampton from Celtic in 2013 for a fee of $18.14 million. Wanyama was brilliant under The Saints’ former boss Mauricio Pochettino as well before the former Espanyol boss decided to head for Tottenham in 2014.
Meanwhile, another player who has been heavily tipped to leave the St Mary’s stadium is striker Graziano Pelle. The 30-year-old had an amazing 2015-16 season in which he scored 14 goals in 36 appearances. His goal scoring was one of the major reasons behind Southampton managing a Europa League qualification.
Southampton are looking to add a winger to their squad this summer. They will also have to look for suitable replacements if Wanyama or Pelle decides to leave.
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