Fergie Ponders Move For Kenyan Midfielder After Making Personal Scouting Trip

By on January 23, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Fergie has been on a scouting mission.

Victor Wanyama

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was at Celtic Park on Tuesday night to make a personal check on Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama as he mulls over a £10m move, according to the Mirror.

With his United squad off at a warm weather training camp in Qatar, Ferguson decided to brave to cold of Glasgow to watch highly-rated Wanyama score the second goal to cap an impressive display in a 4-0 win over Dundee United.

The Mirror claim the Scot has sent brother Martin to run-the-rule over the 21-year-old several times already this season and is now weighing up making a £10m move for the midfield enforcer.

Wanyama only moved to Celtic in July 2011 from Belgian outfit Beerschot but has made a huge impact at the SPL champions and has played a major role in the club reaching the last 16 of this seasons Champions League, including scoring in a 2-1 win over Barcelona.

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I’ve been hugely impressed with what I’ve seen of Wanyama this season. He’s 6 foot 2 inches and powerfully built, and I could see him making a real impact if he ever made the move to the Premier League. He reminds me a little of Michael Essien in his prime.

With Darren Fletcher struggling to overcome a bowel problem and Paul Scholes career coming to an end, Fergie is going to need to strengthen his midfield at some point and he could do a lot worse than look to Wanyama.

Would United like to see Wanyama come to Old Trafford? Get involved in the comments section below.

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14 Comments

  1. pj stretford end

    January 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Would love to see him at united he is perfect for our midfield and is the missing link

  2. Hparsnip

    January 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    At least Man Utd are a huge club. I don’t grudge Big Vic that move although i’d love him to stay. At least Man U will give us a decent fee.

    What I do object to is players leaving for the premiership to go and play for minnows. The league may be good but moving from a club where you play in Europe every week to go to somebody like Norwich is a step back. The cheek of them thinking that we are so desperate for the money so offering ridiculously small sums of money. In actual fact, we now have no debt and we will be in the black by about 15/20 million this season without selling anyone.

    Rant over… Time for us now to go and steal some players from the English lower divisions for a song! :) )

  3. Philsparrow

    January 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Pls. If sir Alex Ferguson could tie a deal for wanyama, i will be the happiest fan of man utd FC. I always, want sir Alex Ferguson 2 sign three players 4 the upcoming summer, which includes the likes of wanyama, James Rodriguez, Jores Okore of nordsjaelland. If we can get these players in our team, man utd will be deadly 2 any Opponent nxt summer.

  4. Noahjoseph33@yahoo.com

    January 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Untd stil never die

  5. Taiwo

    January 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Sir fergie pls sign victor wanyama dis january.we need him badly

  6. Hyacinth Ikechukwu

    January 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    SAF, Wanyama is the midfieder we ‘ve been looking 4, go 4 him please 4 d sake of mufc fans.

  7. Bala emma

    January 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Pls fagie sign him our problem is midfiel we need him

  8. Ken teks

    January 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Sir alex ferguson please sign victor so that we can start preparing man u for champion league glory

  9. sami

    January 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    p/ls ferguson go for him he is a good player.

  10. jonte

    January 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    sir alex make sure wanyama joins manutd coz we need a gattusso styled player in the midfield

  11. nura usman

    January 24, 2013 at 6:45 am

    pls fergy sign wanyama 4 d sake of us we man utd fans

  12. Samcapital

    January 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Wanyama iz the nxt big joint in that midfield,so furge pliz take anothr sleep n dream of ths boy

  13. Salisu peter

    January 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Fergie should pls do anything possible to bring the like wanyama, zaha, rodriguey, lewandoski. Ronaldo to old traford

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