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Victor Wanyama: I want to put Spurs transfer saga behind me

Saints' Kenyan star is looking to forget his summer transfer woes

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Victor Wanyama says he wants to put his summer transfer saga behind him.
The Kenyan international joined from Celtic back in 2013 and had since become a fan favourite at St. Mary's.

However, the Southampton star tried forcing a move to re-join former Saints boss Maurico Pochettino at Tottenham.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman and the saints board stood firm and refused Wanyama's move to their Premier League rivals.

It appears the Saints faithful have forgiven the midfielder's efforts to ensure a move away from the South Coast - akin to the Morgan Schneiderlin situation of 2014.

But, Wanyama says he would like to forget about his actions this summer.

"I just don't want to remember that situation," Wanyama told the Southern Daily Echo.

"Yes, sure, now I've forgotten what happened. I'm now progressing on my club and it's been good, so I'm looking forward to putting in good performances."

Before heading off to Africa to help his beloved Kenya in their World Cup qualifiers, he helped Southampton demolish Chelsea in their own backyard - much to the delight of Wanyama.

He added: "We expected a very very tough game and we showed what we can do. I think this is one of the best away wins.

"They're a really, really difficult team to beat, especially at Stamford Bridge, so we were very glad to have the maximum points."