He would miss Southampton’s match against Norwich City at the end of August, while the club stood firm to keep him at the club. Manager Ronald Koeman revealed in September that the player had accepted his future would lie on the south coast and Wanyama has confirmed those claims, saying the failed move to Tottenham is behind him.
The 24-year-old Kenyan has been offered a new five-year contract by the club, according to British media reports.
“I’m happy to go in the pitch and forget what happened, so I’m really looking forward to putting good performances for Southampton“.
“When I spoke to Victor, already it was a different person than he was in the last week of the transfer window”.
Certainly, Big Vic was adamant that he is now focused exclusively on Saints.
Pressed further on his request to quit St Mary’s in the summer, Wanyama put his fingers to his ears and reportedly said, “la la la, I’m not listening”, before actually responding with: “Yes, sure, now I’ve forgotten what happened”.
Southampton moved into the top half of the table on Saturday after a 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – a result which Wanyama feels is one of the best he has played in since his switch from Celtic in 2013. “I ” m now progressing on my club and it ” s been good, so I ” m looking forward to putting in good performances”. “Last season we came here, it was a really tough game”.
“I think this is one of the best away wins”.