“I had given my all to the club” – Player claims he was mistreated by Tottenham

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Former Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has been honest about his feelings about the way he was treated by the North London outfit towards the end of his time at the club.

Wanyama left Tottenham in March to complete a move to Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact and soon after joining the Canadian side, he told the CBC that Spurs tried to frustrate him by making false promises.

The Kenyan international had a sensational first season at the club after joining in the summer of 2016 as he formed a formidable partnership with Mousa Dembele in the middle of the park.

However, he suffered injury problems in the subsequent years and fell down the pecking order as a result.

The Kenyan international has now once again opened up on his frustrations in North London in an interview with Kenyan channel Madgoat TV.

The 28-year-old revealed that he had offers from his former club Celtic as well as many other clubs but the Champions League finalists did not allow him to leave.

As relayed by the Scottish Sun, Wanyama said: “It was sad the way they were treating me. I had given my all to the club.

“I loved the club and had a good relationship with the fans and the players so I wanted to leave the club to at least enjoy football again.

“They started to delay a lot of things, even Celtic among many other teams wanted to sign me but the club was taking me on rounds until the deals collapse, and the transfer windows close.

“I spoke with my agent and he told me the MLS transfer window was still open and there were teams that are interested in my services.

“I can go there and at least get my passion for the game back on track and you never know one day I might move somewhere else.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Wanyama looked a shadow of the player he was after he returned from his injury issues. One can argue that perhaps he could have regained his previous form with a run of games in the side but the fact that neither Pochettino nor Mourinho thought he was good enough to be playing suggests that he wasn’t doing enough in training.

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