Victor Wanyama Transfers from Tottenham to Montreal (Canada)
Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has finally transferred from Jose`s Morinyo Tottenham Spurs to Thierry Henry`s MLS club Montreal Impact which plays in the Canadian League in a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Wanyama made 97 appearances for Spurs over four seasons since signing from Southampton in 2017 by former coach Pottetino.
The free transfer move was welcomed by Wanyama who had been suffering from a knee injury most of last season and had not appeared regularly in the front line up for Tottenham since Jose Mourinho took over. In fact, he only played a combined of 24 mins.
For a player that wanted to play for Arsenal, being Coached by Arsenal’s biggest star of all time is like a dream come true.
“MLS continues to grow every season and I’m looking forward to bringing further awareness to this team, city, and league across Africa,” Wanyama said in his statement. “When I spoke to Thierry Henry 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, and 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 and hopefully reach the ultimate stages of the competitions in which we compete. I think the Saputo family and the management team in Montreal have a great plan in place and I am hoping I can make a great contribution to the success of this project.”
More interest and attention will now shift to the Canadian League considering that Wanyama and Henry are quite popular in Africa. The defensive midfielder is expected to stabilize the defense and Midfield at Montreal given that he has experience as a leader in the field. Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield was so effective in 2016/17 partially because it was anchored by Wanyama.
The Kenyan Captain has been capped 60times for playing for Harambee stars.
Wanyama is a graduate of the Helsingborg academy, he then graduated to his senior debut with Belgian side Beerschot in 2008. In 2011, he made a major move by joining Celtic with whom he would win two Scottish Premiership titles before transferring to England with Saints in 2013.
We are looking forward to seeing Wanyama play at MLS club Montreal Impact.