Victor Wanyama proud of Southampton move

Victor Wanyama and Richie Foran battle for the ball on November 24, 2012
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Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama declares his pride at becoming the first Kenyan to sign for a Premier League side.

New Southampton signing Victor Wanyama has declared that he is proud to be the first Kenyan to join a Premier League side.

Wanyama completed a £12m move from Celtic to St Mary's last week after two successful seasons with the Scottish champions.

The 22-year-old has admitted that it was tough to leave the Glasgow giants, but is relishing the challenge of shining for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

He told reporters: "It was hard leaving them [Celtic], they were good to me but I wish the fans all the best. Hopefully one day we will be back.

"I'm excited, it's a new challenge to play in the Premier League. It means a lot to be the first Kenyan in the Premier League, but I have to work hard to get in the team and then we will see from there."

Wanyama's acquisition took Southampton's summer spending passed the £20m mark, with their other major close-season signing Dejan Lovren joining from Lyon last month.

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