Neil Lennon made it clear in the summer he made a play for Victor Wanyama but it never got off the ground.

“There was interest but it never got off the ground.” Lennon told SunSport.

“Could we look at it again in January? We’ll have to wait and see.

“We might not want to with the balance of the squad now, as well as the affordability.”

The out of favour Spurs midfielder turned down a move elsewhere in the summer but for whatever reason, it wouldn’t happen for the Scottish champions.

The developing story last night at Tottenham could see a shift in proceedings come January in Celtic’s favour after Spurs shocked the footballing world by sacking Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine was sacked by the club on Tuesday night opening the door for a new man to come into the club. Right now, that man is likely to be Jose Mourinho and the manager, whoever it is, is likely to be given some serious cash to spend on a squad overhaul.

This latest development could see Celtic benefit if Spurs look to offload their fringe players in January and the summer – getting some off the wage book to make way for others. There’s no way Celtic could afford Wanyama’s wage packet but a loan deal could be on the cards.

The flip side of the coin is, any new mana comes in and gives Wanyama a second chance at Spurs ending any hope of a return. With the money Spurs have at their disposal we don’t see a Mourinho not wanting to make his own stamp on the team.

The player is currently valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt.


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