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Wanyama leaves Tottenham for Montreal on a free

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Victor Wanyama has left Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer to the MLS with Canadian franchise the Montreal Impact.

Kenyan international Victor Wanyama is no longer a Tottenham player.

He was an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield when he arrived from Southampton back in 2016.

But since Poch left he has failed to force his way into Jose Mourinho plans. Once it became clear he would not feature for the club any longer, he sought a possible exit.

That path comes by way of a designated player for Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact of the MLS.

Spurs have also confirmed the player’s departure, with a heartfelt tribute to the man that scored in the last game at the old White Hart Lane, and a famous strike against Liverpool at Anfield.

According to his new club’s official website impactmontreal.com, Wanyama is excited about his new challenge.

He said:

“I’m really happy to join an exciting club like the Montreal Impact.”

“MLS continues to grow every season.”

“I’m looking forward to bringing further awareness to this team, city, and league across Africa.”

The chance to work with Henry was a big influence on his decision to move stateside.

He added:

“When I spoke to Thierry and he told me he wanted me to join him in Montreal, I didn’t have to think twice.”

“He has always been a player that I’ve admired.”

“I am really happy to get the opportunity to work with him and to play a part that can ensure that the Montreal Impact have an improved season.”

“Hopefully reach the ultimate stages of the competitions in which we compete.”

“I am hoping I can make a great contribution to the success of this project.”