Wanyama, Tottenham Divorce


The relationship between Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama and Tottenham Hotspur has come to an end.

Wanyama will now look to the American league where he is set to join Montreal.

The club announced on Tuesday, March 3 they had reached a deal with MLS side Montreal impact for the transfer of the 28-year-old.

“We have reached an agreement with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact for the transfer of Victor Wanyama,” said Tottenham on their official website.

Wanyama made 97 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions following his move from Southampton in June 2016 and scored seven goals.

Montreal Impact has also made the announcement on the social media and website, unveiling Wanyama in fancy fashion.

“Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday that it has agreed with Kenyan national team midfielder and captain Victor Wanyama as a Designated Player, a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur FC. He has signed a three-year contract with the club. His acquisition will be confirmed after receipt of his international transfer certificate and his medical examination,” said Montreal Impact

Wanyama, who fell down the pecking order at Spurs following a horrific knee injury in 2018, failed to convince the current manager that he is good enough for his first team.

Jose Mourinho, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino late last year, appears not to fancy the Kenyan skipper and has more than once left him out of matchday squads.

The Special one, during a press conference, was asked why he had to drop Wanyama from his Champions League squad.

Here’s what he had to say:

 “In practical terms, it is the same. He is available to play. Victor and Michel Vorm is a different story. I feel safer by having Michel on the list. I don’t want to have the risk of losing Paulo or Hugo and not to have Michel on the list. Victor is in a position where we have lots of players. Winks, Dier, Skipp and Gedson,” said Mourinho.