Spurs confirm departure of £11million signing

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have agreed a deal which will see Victor Wanyama move to Montreal Impact.

The MLS side are coached by former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who recently completed a deal to bring 18-year-old Spurs academy central defender Luis Binks to the club.

Wanyama has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham since Jose Mourinho took over as head coach in November.

The 28-year-old has featured four times this season for Tottenham, with his only start coming away against Colchester in the Carabao Cup defeat in September.

Wanyama’s contract was due to expire in the summer of 2021 and will now look to get his career back on track after suffering a number of knee-related issues.

Former club Celtic were keen on taking the Kenyan back to Glasgow last month but it is thought that his reported £65,000 a week wage demands proved to be a problem for Neil Lennon (Daily Mail).

A statement on the official Spurs site read: “We have reached agreement with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact for the transfer of Victor Wanyama.

“The midfielder made 97 appearances for us in all competitions following his move from Southampton in June, 2016, and scored seven times, including the opening goal in our final game at White Hart Lane.

“We wish Victor well for the future.”

Wanyama joined Spurs from Southampton for £11million in 2016 and had an impressive first season in North London (BBC).

 

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