Victor Wanyama appears to confirm Spurs move, thinks fans will understand his decision

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goal

Southampton's Victor Wanyama appears to be on the verge of joining Tottenham.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goalSouthampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has been quoted by Kenyan outlet Soka25East as saying that he hopes Saints fans understand his decision to join Tottenham.

Wanyama, 24, has been one of Southampton's key players ever since his 2013 move from Celtic, as he adjusted easily to the jump from Scottish football to the Premier League.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan international has impressed with his strength in front of the back four, and his performances appear to have attracted major interest in his signature.

The Mirror report that Spurs are set to sign Wanyama in an £11m deal, with a medical coming in the next few days as the player closes in on a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama shoots at goal

Wanyama and Pochettino worked together at Southampton, and the prospect of joining up with his former boss will be enticing for the midfielder having played such a key role under the Argentinian.

Now, with the deal seemingly drawing ever closer, Wanyama has been asked about the situation, and told Kenyan outlet Soka25East that the chance to play in the Champions League was one he simply couldn't turn down.

Swansea's Andre Ayew in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

Wanyama added that he will miss Southampton but hopes the fans will understand his decision to join Tottenham as he appeared to confirm the move, which was tough for him given his love for the Saints.

"It’s always a tough moment leaving a club that you are so much used to their tradition and fans but again it’s always the dream of any footballer to play at the very top level like the Champions League," said Wanyama. "I will definitely miss the awesome Southampton fans who always showed me love and I know they will fully understand my decision," he added.

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