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Victor Wanyama

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Southampton  Premier

Birthdate:  June 25, 1991    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  168 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year contract with Southampton in July 2013 after transferring from Celtic (12.5 million transfer fee).

April 17, 2015    Victor Wanyama News

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Wanyama is suspended for the next two matches due to yellow-card accumulation.

Primarily a holding midfielder with limited fantasy upside in many formats, Wanyama will be eligible to return May 2 against Sunderland, with Stephen Davis a possible replacement.

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Victor Wanyama: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 5, 2015

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed Thursday that Wanyama has recovered from his hamstring injury and should feature against QPR on Saturday.

Wanyama will be joined by Morgan Schneiderlin, who has recovered from a groin injury. Both could be inserted right back into the starting XI, with a number of healthy attacking midfielders ahead of them.

January 22, 2015

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Manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday that Wanyama may return from his hamstring injury in "around two weeks."

It's unclear if Koeman was implying it would be two weeks before he is match fit or two weeks until he returns to training, but either way, it won't be a quick recovery. Wanyama was originally given a 4-to-5 week timeframe after suffering the injury Jan. 14 agains Ipswitch, so the latest estimate appears in line with that one.

January 14, 2015

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Wanyama will be sidelined for four-to-five weeks after suffering a hamstring injury Wednesday against Ipswich, according to Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said after the match that he planned on playing Wanyama for 45 minutes, but the midfielder made it just beyond 44 minutes before suffering the injury. Making matter worse, Southampton will also be without Morgan Schneiderlin for a few weeks after he suffered a groin injury in the same match.

December 18, 2014

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Wanyama will miss Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday after picking up a suspension for a fifth yellow card of the season.

Wanyama was booked against Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. The Kenyan midfielder will be sorely missed in the Saints' midfield, especially as many others are missing through injury. He has scored three Premier League goals this season and is key to preventing other teams from playing.

November 8, 2014

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Wanyama continued his excellent recent form, providing an assist in Southampton 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

The Kenyan midfielder played a through ball for Shane Long, who scored the second goal. Wanyama has been a key part of Saints' remarkable start to the Premier League season, scoring three goals as well as contributing to a strong defence.

November 3, 2014

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Wanyama scored the game's only goal as Southampton beat Hull 1-0 on Saturday.

The Kenyan midfielder has now scored three goals this season. Under manager Ronald Koeman the midfield rotates well and Wanyama is encouraged to venture forward. He is therefore likely to pick up more assists and goals this season.

October 19, 2014

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Wanyama came on as a second-half substitute and scored in the 79th minute of Saturday's 8-0 rout of Sunderland.

Wanyama surprisingly now has two goals on the season from his defensive midfield position. While he can't be relied on for offensive production, the nature of Saturday's blowout victory allowed Wanyama to add fuel to the fire.