Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Spurs complete signing of Victor Wanyama from Southampton

Victor Wanyama played under Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton.

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have completed the signing of Victor Wanyama from Southampton on 23 June, Thursday.

The Kenyan international was signed for the south coast club by Mauricio Pochettino in the summer of 2013, when he was in charge at St Mary's Stadium. The Argentine manager joined the north London club on a five-year deal in 2014 and has now decided to bring his former player to the White Hart Lane.

Wanyama has signed a five-year deal and will be contracted to Tottenham until 2021.

A statement on Tottenham's official website read, "We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Victor Wanyama from Southampton. The midfielder has agreed a contract with the Club until 2021."

Tottenham enjoyed a brilliant run in the 2015/16 season as they finished third and have sealed an automatic qualification for the next season's Champions League. Their final day defeat to Newcastle United allowed their arch-rivals pip them for the second spot.

Pochettino's men were aiming for the title and eventually accepted defeat to Leicester City, who went on to crown the title. Their ambition to challenge for title convinced the African midfielder to join Tottenham.

"It's a good step for me and I think this is where I can achieve bigger things now," the midfielder told Spurs' official website.

"You can see the talent here and also you can see the manager. I think Spurs have made a giant step, they've always improved since the manager arrived here and I think the Club can only get better, so hopefully there are good things ahead.

"It was easy for me to come here because I know how the manager is, I know he likes to work hard and he improves players as well. I thought it was a good opportunity for me to come here and I think I can improve as a player here.

"Nothing is impossible if you work hard. If we can achieve winning the Premier League then that would be my dream. That's my target, to win the Premier League or any trophy with the club."