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Victor Wanyama Tottenham complete signing of Kenya midfielder

The deal also means Wanyama will become Tottenham's first signing during the close season.

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Southampton defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama for £11m.

Victor Wanyama play Victor Wanyama signs for Tottenham (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images )
 

Wanyama heavily featured in the Premier League under Ronald Koeman, who was named Everton manager last week, making 29 starts as the club clinched sixth place to qualify for the Europa League.

  play Victor Wanyama was a regular for Southampton last season (Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic)

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The 24-year-old, who picked up three red cards last season which led to a five-match suspension, had also been in talks with Spurs last year before the deal fell through.

 

The Saints had hoped to tie down Wanyama to a new deal, with the player entering the final year of his contract, but British media reported that the Kenya international rejected the offers.

Victor Wanyama play Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur via Getty Images )

 

After undergoing a medicals, Wanyama signed a contract with the Spurs until 2021 and will will become the first Southampton player to be reunited with manager Mauricio Pochettino since his arrival at White Hart Lane in 2014.

The deal also means Wanyama will become Tottenham's first signing during the close season, as Pochettino will look to build on last season's third place finish.

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