Pochettino comments on Wanyama reunion, believes he's signed perfect player for Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have snapped up Victor Wanyama, reuniting him with Mauricio Pochettino.

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

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the club's official website that he thinks Victor Wanyama is the perfect player for Spurs.

Spurs made their first signing of the summer on Thursday evening, as they snapped up Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama in a deal worth £11m according to The Guardian.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama walks off after being sent off

Wanyama's move reunites him with his former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, and it's fair to say that the move looks to be ideal for Tottenham.

Pochettino did have two strong defensive midfielders in Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele last season, but depth players like Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll couldn't offer the same power and aggression in the middle of the park - two things Wanyama will certainly bring.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The Kenyan international, 24, will now bring proven competition for Dier and Dembele as well as Premier League experience, and at a bargain price thanks to his Southampton contract expiring in a year's time.

Spurs fans appear to be happy with the deal, and manager Pochettino certainly seems delighted to have reunited with his former midfielder at White Hart Lane.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goal

Speaking to Tottenham's official website, Pochettino described Wanyama as 'the perfect player' for Tottenham as he is strong and can play well with the ball in front of the back four.

Pochettino added that signing a player with Premier League experience was very important for Spurs, and ultimately thinks Wanyama will prove to be a great signing for Tottenham.

"I know Victor very well because we signed him from Celtic to bring him to Southampton three years ago and I think he’s a player that can improve our squad and can help us for the next few years," said Pochettino. "He’s a very strong midfielder who is a holding midfielder but can play free and can play very well with the ball. He’s powerful and I think he’s a perfect player for us."

"I think it’s very important – when you have the possibility to sign a player like him it’s a good opportunity for us. He’s a powerful player and I think it’s a good opportunity for us to add a player that can help us improve our squad. I think he will be a great signing for us," he added.

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