Victor Wanyama explains Tottenham move, sets target

Southampton's Victor Wanyama walks off after being sent off

Victor Wanyama has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.

Alexis Sanchez fights for the ball with Victor Wanyama

Newly-signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has told The London Evening Standard that he wants to win the Premier League title with the North London outfit.

Wanyama has joined Tottenham from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.

According to The London Evening Standard, Spurs had to pay the Saints a transfer fee of £11 million in order to secure the services of the Kenya international this summer.

The North London outfit are reportedly going to pay Wanyama a weekly salary of £55,000 on a five-year contract.

Celtic's Victor Wanyama takes on Barcelona's Andres Iniesta

The 24-year-old defensive midfielder has made it clear that his aim at Spurs is to win the Premier League title and the Champions League.

The former Celtic star has also claimed that it was an easy decision to leave the Saints for Tottenham.

Wanyama worked with current Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino when he was at Southampton.

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

“If we can win the Premier League, that would be my dream,” Wanyama told The London Evening Standard. “That’s my target, to win the Premier League or any trophy with the club.

“Watching my brother [McDonald Mariga] win the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010 was really good. It was always in my head, that one day I wanted to achieve what he had achieved.”

“It was easy for me to come here because I know how the manager is, I know he likes to work hard and he improves players as well,” added the new Tottenham signing. “I thought it was a good opportunity for me to come here and I think I can improve as a player. “

Wanyama joined Southampton from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic in the summer of 2013.

The 24-year-old soon established himself as a key figure in the Saints’ team and as one of the best in his position in the Premier League.

The former Beerschot midfielder scored one goal and created 15 chances in 30 Premier League matches for Southampton last season.

Wanyama had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 21%, and won 64 headers, 23 dribbles and 71 tackles.

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

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