Career at Celtic
Also in 2008, Wanyama signed for Beerschot in Antwerp, Belgium. After three years there, Scottish giants Celtic signed him for a transfer fee of £900,000. Wanyama became the first Kenyan player to feature in the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and chose 67 as his kit number to honour Celtic's famous 1967 European Cup-winning side.
Celtic's Victor Wanyama vies for the ball with St Johnstone's Steven MacLean during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
On 11 July 2013, Wanyama joined Premier League club Southampton for a reported fee of £12.5million. This made him the most expensive player ever signed from a Scottish club, as he beat Aiden McGeady's previous record of £9.5million, which had been set in 2010 when he joined Spartak Moscow (also from Celtic).
Southampton's Victor Wanyama challenges West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.
Transfer to Tottenham Hotspur
On 23 June 2016, Tottenham Hotspur announced an agreement with Southampton for the purchase of Wanyama on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £11million. He was reunited with Pochettino, who had been his first manager in the Premier League at Southampton.
Semi final Champions League first leg. Tottenham Hotspur player Victor Wanyama and Ajax player Donny van de Beek during the game Tottenham Hotspur - Ajax
Ultimately, Wanyama recovered to play a role in Tottenham's run to the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost 2-0 to Liverpool. However, he was never again as influential for Tottenham as he had been in 2016/17. Spurs had agreed a £13million deal to sell Wanyama to Club Brugge in August 2019, but the move broke down over the Kenya international's hesitancy.
Move to Montreal CF
Montreal Impact midfielder Victor Wanyama (2) considers his options with the ball during the Toronto FC versus the Montreal Impact game on August 28, 2019, at Stade Saputo in Montreal
International career with Kenya
Victor Wanyama of Kenya during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Kenya and Tanzania at 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 27 June 2019
Wanyama went viral for his Twitter post on May 7, 2012 in which he wrote: "I had spaghetti and it was very nice I enjoyed it." The tweet was the subject of much jest, with future employers Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur each responding off their Twitter accounts.
Wanyama is managed by the ExtraTime S.L. agency. His precise net worth is unclear, but he reportedly earns $3million a year in salary at Montreal.