Liverpool and Arsenal told to spend big for enforcer

Victor Wanyama Celtic midfielderLiverpool and Arsenal will have to stump up £12m if they are to seal a summer deal for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Premier League giants are both thought to be monitoring the burly Kenyan, whose reputation has skyrocketed over the course of the last year.

Southampton have already met the Hoops’ valuation of their star, but the player himself is not keen on a move to St Mary’s Stadium.

He is said to be holding out for a ‘big club’ to enter the race, however both Liverpool and Arsenal are thought to be put off by his employers’ valuation.

Celtic are desperate to keep hold of the enforcer and are in no hurry to sell, but they know that it may be difficult to convince him to stay in the SPL.

The Reds are believed to have asked to be kept informed of the player’s status, while Arsenal are also thought to be monitoring the situation.

Cardiff are also in the fight, but Wanyama is rumoured to be unconvinced by a switch to south Wales.

The 6ft. 2” midfielder helped Celtic impress both domestically and in Europe last season, and even netted a stunning goal in their memorable victory over Barcelona.

Is Victor Wanyama right to hold out for Liverpool or Arsenal? Or wpuld he be better off at Southampton?

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