Victor Wanyama took to twitter on Wednesday morning to thank Tottenham Hotspur as well as the English Premier League (EPL) side’s fans for the memories shared after he ended his four year stay with the club by joining Montreal Impact on a free transfer.
The move was confirmed by both clubs on Tuesday evening with the Kenyan international putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Canadian side who play in North America’s Major League Soccer (MLS).
I want to thank @SpursOfficial fans for all the support over these past years,we have shared great times together from finishing 2nd in EPL to reaching the champions league finals,I will always be grateful for having be able to play for @SpursOfficial #COYS – Wanyama wrote on twitter.
Wanyama joined Spurs in June of 2016 from rival EPL side Southampton FC and quickly rose to be a crowd favourite as his partnership in central midfield with Belgian star Moussa Dembele pushed the North London side to unimaginative heights of finishing runners up in the EPL title race in 2017 as well as being constantly in the Champions League bracket.
Last season he helped Spurs reach their first ever UEFA Champions League final where they eventually lost to Liverpool.
He leaves having made 97 appearances for Spurs, scoring seven goals.
In America he moves to a country that has been home top former Harambee Stars international Lawrence Olum currently with Miami FC of the second tier and Stars prospect Handwalla Bwana of Seattle Sounders.
Impact are currently managed by former France international Thierry Henry and sit 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings of the new 2020 season that kicked off over the weekend.
The former Nairobi City Stars man will be eligible to play for Montreal upon receiving his international transfer certificate and passing his medical.