Southampton win battle of wills to clinch Wanyama deal

Southampton have won their battle of wills with the agents of Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Southampton have won their battle of wills with the agents of Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The Sun says the Celtic midfielder’s £12.5million switch looked dead after his agent Rob Moore asked for a £1m golden handshake.

But Saints chairman Nicola Cortese refused to cough up and Moore backed down when a switch to Cardiff also fell through.

Kenyan Wanyama, 22, will be boss Mauricio Pochettino’s second summer signing after Croat defender Dejan Lovren’s £8.5m move from Lyon.

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