The transfer window hasn’t even opened yet but Manchester United have suffered a set back already after long term target Victor Wanyama revealed he would be staying at Celtic.
It has long been believed that Sir Alex is interested in bringing the Kenyan to Old Trafford to beef up the midfield, and stopped in at Celtic Park in January to watch the midfielder whilst on a personal visit to Scotland.
Wanyama has seen his stock rise after a number of impressive displays for the Scottish champions, and played a big role in Celtics win over Barcelona in the group stages of the Champions League, leading Andres Iniesta to seek the 21 year old’s match shirt.
Neil Lennon was quick to slap a hefty £25m price tag on his star man to ward off suitors but it appears Wanyama has done his job for him, telling all interested that his future lays in Scotland:
“Will I be a Celtic player next season? Of course, I am happy and I love it here at Celtic, so I will be here next season.
“I’ve not really spoken to my agent because I have been playing football and I’m not thinking about leaving or having talks. I’m not worried, I feel I am in the right club and I am happy.
“We want to do better next season. If we can win the treble that’s my dream and we also want to be in the Champions League.
“It’s been great, the manager has given me the chance to prove myself and for that I am grateful. I’m happy and want to do my best and try to pay the manager back for the faith he has shown in me because he has done a lot for the team.”