Wanyama set to pick British passport as Tottenham looks to sell


Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA Europa ...
Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second-leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and KAA Gent at Wembley Stadium in north London, on February 23, 2017. PHOTO/Justin TALLIS / AFP

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is poised to collect his British passport over the coming weeks.
  • According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old Kenya international put off a proposed move abroad last year to ensure he qualified for his passport after residing in the UK for over six years. However, he is expected to leave this summer following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.

Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is poised to collect his British passport over the coming weeks.

According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old Kenya international put off a proposed move abroad last year to ensure he qualified for his passport after residing in the UK for over six years. However, he is expected to leave this summer following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.

Though his last season was blighted by a niggling knee injury, Wanyama finished the campaign strongly and played three games in nine days for Kenya in the African Cup of Nations, completing 90 minutes in each.

Tottenham are open to offers for Wanyama as well as the likes of Vincent Janssen, Kieran Tripper, Danny Rose and Serge Aurier.

There has been limited interest from Premier League clubs but with European transfer windows open longer than the UK, Wanyama could yet move abroad later next month.

Should he get his British passport, Wanyama will hold dual citizenship, permissible in Kenya’s laws.

Wanyama will thus follow in the footsteps of former ‘Kenya One’ Arnold Origi who acquired Norwegian citizenship two years ago as well as a host of other African stars such as Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o who all hold dual citizenship.

Additional reporting by Daily Mail Online

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