Victor Wanyama has revealed he wants to return to Celtic before his playing career is finished.
The Kenyan has declared that he has “unfinished business” at Parkhead.
The 28-year-old had been linked with a move back to Celtic last summer and this January. Neil Lennon went on record saying it was a transfer he would have liked to have completed but it “never get off the ground”.
Instead Wanyama, who had fallen out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur, moved to Montreal Impact on a free transfer in March to play under Thierry Henry.
The midfielder, who left Celtic for Southampton in 2013 for £12.5million after being nurtured at the club, is still keen to move back to Celtic where he won two league titles and a Scottish Cup.
He told The Athletic: “They need to let you grow and achieve what you want. But I want to play for Celtic again before I finish. I have unfinished business there. I love that club.”
Wanyama was part of the team which beat Barcelona in 2012 with the player opening the scoring, and he recalled one of Neil Lennon’s biggest attributes as manager.
He said: “We watched Celtic v Rangers in Kenya and I always supported Celtic — when I arrived there I chose the number 67 shirt.
“Celtic had not played much in the Champions League when I arrived. I wanted to help try and make them great again in Europe, like they were in 1967. We really believed that we could achieve anything there, and we did. We beat Barcelona 2-1.
“Neil Lennon told us that we could win and he was right. He was a brilliant motivator.”