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Celtic can land their next Victor Wanyama by signing Vinicius Souza

Celtic have seen several prominent players make moves away from Parkhead to clubs south of the border in recent years.

Figures such as Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer, Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Virgil van Dijk all waved goodbye to the Hoops.

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First up in this Celtic transfer quiz, which club did Celtic sign Christopher Jullien from?

Another name that made the same move is Victor Wanyama, who joined Southampton in the 2013 summer transfer window after making 91 appearances for the Bhoys.

In those appearances, the midfielder scored 13 goals and delivered nine assists for the club after he arrived from Belgian club Beerschot AC in 2011.

In the seven Champions League appearances he made during the 2012/13 season, Wanyama racked up a higher average for tackles per game (4) than any other Celtic player, showing what a force he was in the middle of the park.

His overall performances in that tournament earned him a rating of 7.13/10 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated player in Celtic’s squad for that season in Europe’s elite competition.

However, fast forward several years and it seems the Hoops could secure a deal for their next version of Wanyama.

The player in question is Lommel SK midfielder Vinicius Souza, who was mentioned with a move to Celtic Park last month.

During his previous season on loan with fellow Belgian side KV Mechelen, the midfielder ended up winning more tackles (66) and making more interceptions (64) than any other player at the club.

Should Vinicius Souza be Celtic's next transfer target this summer?

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This shows just how similar he is to Wanyama with the pair being incredibly difficult to beat when they are of defending their goal.

Labelled an “athletic” player and a “machine” on the pitch by Lawrence Shankland, who played against the £4.05m-rated Brazilian twice last season, Souza would surely be a very useful asset for Celtic given his defensive capabilities.

Having also been described as a “warrior” by scout and analyst, Mikail Serin, on Twitter, this further highlights what sort of player he is and what he could offer Ange Postecoglou’s side.

With the Bhoys now having a great opportunity to sign what could be their next version of Wanyama, this is something that they should be doing all they can to complete.

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