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Mauricio welcomes Wanyama

Posted on 24 June 2016  - 17:14

Mauricio Pochettino believes Victor Wanyama is a “perfect player to improve our squad.”

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Our Argentine boss has swooped for the central midfielder’s services for a second time, having originally taken Victor to Southampton at the start of the 2013-14 season.

On the arrival of the Kenyan international skipper, who has agreed a contract with the Club until 2021, Mauricio confirmed: “I know Victor very well because we signed him from Celtic to bring him to Southampton three years ago and I think he’s a player that can improve our squad and can help us for the next few years.

“He’s a very strong midfielder who is a holding midfielder but can play free and can play very well with the ball.

“He’s powerful and I think he’s a perfect player for us.”

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Mauricio also sees it as advantageous that Victor has prior experience of the Premier League, having impressed over the last three years at St Mary’s.

“I think it’s very important – when you have the possibility to sign a player like him it’s a good opportunity for us,” he added.

“He’s a powerful player and I think it’s a good opportunity for us to add a player that can help us improve our squad. I think he will be a great signing for us.”

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