Victor Wanyama
Wanyama set to be reunited with Pochettino in north London. Getty

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama says he has already agreed a deal to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Wide-ranging reports have claimed the Kenya midfielder is on the verge on reuniting with his former Saints boss at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino. Southampton have been eager to recoup the £12m they paid Celtic for the powerful midfielder in 2013, but Tottenham are hopeful of agreeing a fee for just below that asking price according to Sky Sports News. say his move to White Hart Lane is now agreed. Wanyama thanked Southampton fans for their support during his three years on the south coast, but admitted the lure of Champions League football was too good to turn down.

"It is always a tough moment leaving a club that you are so much used to, their tradition and fans, but again the dream of any footballer is to play at the very top level like Champions League," he told Soka25east.

"I will definitely miss the awesome Southampton fans who always showed me love and I know they will fully understand my decision."

Soka25east add the 24-year-old, who is currently in Nairobi, will travel to north London to finalise a deal on Sunday 19 June ahead of a formal announcement from Spurs on Monday (20 June).

Pochettino tried to sign Wanyama last summer, but having already lost Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United, Southampton refused to sell.

Wanyama becomes Tottenham's first signing of the summer transfer window with Pochettino eager to add to his squad after his side's title challenge fell short last season.

Tottenham had attempted to bring another midfielder to the club this summer, tabling an offer for German midfielder Sebastian Rode. Rode however turned down the offer from north London, however, instead opting for boyhood club Borussia Dortmund.

Pochettino is also interested in Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, but it would now appear Barcelona are closing in on signing the 22-year-old. The Argentine has also expressed his interest in Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. Marseille are demanding a fee of approximately £35m for their player.