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Man Utd Line-up Late Move For Arsenal Midfield Target

By on January 29, 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, Man Utd are linked with a move for Victor Wanyama.

Victor Wanyama

Manchester United are lining up a last ditch move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to the local news reports in Manchester.

The Kenyan enforcer has been in superb form north of the border since moving to Glasgow from Belgian outfit Beerschot in 2011. The Manchester Evening News claims that Arsenal and United are interested in the midfielder with the Premier League leaders understood to be weighing up a late move before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.

The report suggests Sir Alex Ferguson has sent brother and scout Martin Ferguson to run-the-rule over the 21-year-old on several occasions this season while the United boss also made a personal check on the player last week during Celtic’s win over Dundee United.

That performance looks to have finally persuaded Ferguson to make his move with the MEN newspaper claiming United will try to persuade Celtic to do business before the end of the month, with the SPL champions understood to value Wanyama at around £10m.

Parkhead boss Neil Lennon is desperate to keep hold of the Kenyan international, particularly with Celtic’s Champions League last 16 double-header with Juventus on the horizon, but Kenyan FA president Sam Nyamweya claims Wanyama will soon join one of the world’s top clubs.

“Wanyama will soon be joining one of the big two clubs in the world,” he said.

“It is an exciting moment for us, which means that Kenya is a powerhouse in football.” Nyamweya is quoted as saying in the Manchester Evening News

I’ve watched Wanyama on several occasions this season and he’s been hugely impressive, especially during Celtic’s historic win over Barcelona when the player was immense. He reminded me of Michael Essien in his prime.

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At just 21, he’s also got plenty of time to develop further so if United do manage to sign him, I think it will be a superb piece of business. However, I think Arsenal would do well to rival United for his signature as I think he’s exactly the type of physical presence the Gunners have missed in midfield in recent years.

Would United or Arsenal fans like to see Wanyama at their clubs? Get involved in the comments section below.

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25 Comments

  1. Raz

    January 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Arsenal will never go in for him as AW will get a nose bleed spending anything over 10M. We also lack ambition (unless 4th place is a trophy) and are more of a selling club so can’t see this.

  2. skins

    January 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    we need him

  3. Adewale olusegun

    January 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Same on you, wenger.

  4. Gooner

    January 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    We isn’t wenger splashing the so called cash on him, he is the steel we desperately need in our midfield to break down attacks. This would definitely be money well spent!

  5. afolarin

    January 29, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    up manutd

  6. Philsparrow

    January 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Pls. We need wanyama in our midfield. If sir Alex could really do this business 4 us we will be very happy, sir Alex Ferguson should pls. Try his possible best and sign wanyama to join our squard. Up up man utd 4 life.

  7. Seamus Mac

    January 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Agree with most of it apart from the value you put on Victor. He has the potential to be the dominant player in whatever league he chooses to grace, whether it be Man U or Barca. The only midfielder currently in the EPL that compares to him is Ya Ya Toure.
    £20 million minimum next summer if he leaves us. Ceiltigh Abú!
    Séamus Mac

  8. george freeman

    January 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    no foundation whatsoever to this story…sir alex is allergic to signing central midfielders….this would be a good deal…but it will never happen….

  9. Mathew olaniyi

    January 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Sir alex i put my trust in u pls u no wt man u need and i no it 2 we need strong person in dat md field thanks up man u.

  10. David

    January 30, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I dont no what you waiting for sir alex please get this guy befor is late we need all the trophys this season please.

  11. eric

    January 30, 2013 at 1:07 am

    always arsenal target,arsenal target where are u guys get these informations if mr wenger himself always deny??we are fade up.

  12. obyno south

    January 30, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Arsenal fans pls take u mind off nwanyama mr wenger can not afford him only if he is 1millin

  13. S kiringo

    January 30, 2013 at 5:42 am

    My plead is 4 A.w to make the signing of wanyama a priority,coz we hv bin lackn that steel in our mid evr since song left 4 barca..

  14. Idris mohammed

    January 30, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I quite agree with Samson ,the only engine room in England today is yay a toure as far as epl is concern. So,man united should do everything possible to sign wayanma cos I have the belief that he can compete with yay a toure of man city .he can even do better than toure he is just 20yrs old that means it is even an advantage to man utd.pls ferguson ,even if it means for u to break the club account to get wanyama do pls before tomorrow .

  15. Coco master

    January 30, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Willian must come to Chelsea today or tomorrow!

  16. Coco master

    January 30, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Willian to Chelsea please!

  17. sodeinde BossVico

    January 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

    SAF pls get victor for me.

  18. Frank uzor

    January 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Plz sir ferguosin i am a gud fan of man united since 4rm my tender age plz we rili need wanyama he is d oly person we need 4 now in orda 2 clem our trophy bk 4rm city up man u up d red devil.

  19. DINIKWM

    January 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

    sir pls we need big engin lk kenya man for cmid bcoz we want to win three cup this season pls sir.

  20. Dermot

    January 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

    come on Fergie, sign him up! looks a really good player!!

  21. Mage amos

    January 30, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Silly wenger take him pliiz.

  22. makuacmarial@gmail.com

    January 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    sir alex i,m very pls to wat u have suggested, bring him to united if possible,united is weak in mfield n same re ageing

  23. collins mbah

    January 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    PL.saf.dont us think dat old age is working on you.get dis guy 4 us b4 it is 2 late so that u will not start lamenting de way u lament on bale saying i would have at last…UP RED DEVIL FOR LIFE.

  24. J.Clint.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Sir. Alex… Pls dis guy ll be a help 4 our midfild… so we d United fans all over d world ll be very happy if dis deal is successful. pls get wanyana.

  25. Jesusborbor.

    January 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Pls 4 christ sake, Sir Alex shuld by all coz add 2 man u. Victor Wanyama in orda 2 boast united squad wt strong confidence pls.

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