Wanyama agrees terms with Real Madrid
Victor Wanyama has agreed to join Real Madrid this summer, we can exclusively reveal.
This follows weeks of intense negotiations between representatives from Wanyama’s current club Southampton and the Spanish giants that culminated in the former accepting a record Sh 5 billion sum in transfer fees in exchange for the player’s services on Sunday night.
The Harambee Stars Captain has signed a five year deal with the Merengeus worth a whooping Sh 12 million weekly, that was negotiated by his Spanish agent Justin Modia at a Madrid hotel.
“I am so excited with this move and look forward to joining up with my teammates, a chance to plat alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema doesn’t come every day” the player said.
Both parties have however agreed to keep this development private at least until the end of the current league season, so as not to “distract the player” and offer Ronald Koemen’s team time to secure a replacement.
“Victor will be joining Madrid on June 1, it is official. Madrid moved fast following confirmation that (Sami) Khedira will be leaving the club in the summer. This is a good chance for the player to take the much needed step to playing at a higher level, and as well, a good financial deal. He is very pleased.” Modia added.
It is believed Madrid moved fast to secure Wanyama’s signature in the wake of stiff competition from England’s top two clubs Chelsea and Arsenal over the past few days.
The ten time champions head coach Carlo Ancelotti sanctioned this deal, allowing club President Fiorentino Perez, who is renowned for signing world class players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Zinedine Zidane and Robert Carlos, to invite the English club’s negotiating team to Madrid on Friday evening.
Wanyama becomes the third Kenyan, after his elder sibling Macdonald Mariga and Fabrice Odhiambo to feature in the Spanish la Liga.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the local clubs which assisted the 23 year old develop his talent will receive close to Sh 2 billion in solidarity fees from this deal.