Tottenham have snapped up midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama
Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on their official website on Thursday evening that they have snapped up midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
With Champions League football returning to White Hart Lane next season, manager Mauricio Pochettino had to strengthen his squad - and he has now made his first summer signing.
With little quality depth behind Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in holding midfield, Pochettino has decided to add more power and physicality to his ranks by signing Southampton's Victor Wanyama.
The Kenyan international, 24, has been a star for the Saints ever since being signed by Pochettino back in 2013, and the former Celtic star has now reunited with his former boss at White Hart Lane.
With almost 100 appearances for Southampton over the last three years, Wanyama has become a proven Premier League player, and Spurs appear to have landed him in a bargain deal worth just £11m according to The Guardian.
Wanyama's reunion with Pochettino makes this a particularly interesting signing for Spurs, and supporters have been taking to Twitter in order to give their views.
Fans suggested that Wanyama will add experience and aggression to the Tottenham midfield, forming a tough partnership with Dier and Dembele - and pointed to his experience with Pochettino as a key reason for their delight with the signing.
Supporters also praised chairman Daniel Levy for backing manager Pochettino with the players he wants and has worked with before, whilst also lauding him for getting a superb price on Wanyama, who had just one year left on his contract at Southampton.
#thfc Wanyama ticks all the boxes: known and trusted by Pochettino, competition for Dier, Champions League & PL experience. Top signing.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 23, 2016
Wanyama vital for midfield depth. Another strong DM to compliment Dier and Dembele. #THFC— João Lindinho (@jalindon) June 23, 2016
I remember the last home game v Southampton which I'm sure a lot of u do 2, and Wanyama bullied our midfield that day #thfc— SirCraigGeest (@thegreatgeesty) June 23, 2016
Wanyama shows the policy will continue as before. Good value young players that fit the system. Maybe not marquee but very smart. #THFC— Stuart Peel (@JedLomax) June 23, 2016
Wanyama for £11m is a sensational signing. Proven PL player and history of working well in Poch system. Squad upgrade under way #THFC— Julian Betts (@BettsJulian) June 23, 2016
Glad to see Victor Wanyama has joined Spurs. Will add to the steel & class we already have in midfield & help us to push on. #WelcomeWanyama— George Hopkin (@george_hopkin) June 23, 2016
Daniel Levy and his penny pinching ways strike again.— Tan Larry (@ManLikeTan) June 23, 2016
Wanyama for £10-12m is a bargain.
Bought for the bench?
The signing of Wanyama signifies Levy backing the manager with signings he actually wants. Not the case at some other clubs. #COYS— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) June 23, 2016
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