LONDON: Tottenham have completed the signing of midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
The 24-year-old has agreed to join the north London outfit until 2021 after successfully completing a medical, and becomes their first signing of the summer.
Wanyama is the first Southampton player to be reunited with the club’s former manager Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham will pay £9m up front for Wanyama but the deal could reach almost £12m if additional clauses are met.
Spurs first expressed an interest in Wanyama last summer but Saints held firm and were rewarded, as Wanyama played a key role in leading the team to a sixth-placed finish.
The Kenyan, who had just one year to run on his contract at St Mary’s, made 85 league appearances for the south-coast club, scoring four goals.
Pochettino has been eager to boost his options in midfield with Tottenham hoping to balance Champions League football with another title challenge next season.