Victor Wanyama speaks for the first time after leaving Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Victor Wanyama has spoken for the first time after it was confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur had reached an agreement with Montreal Impact for the midfielder.

It was revealed by the MLS side that the 28-year-old will make the move to North America on a free transfer from the Champions League finalists (Montreal Impact).

Wanyama has spoken of his delight at making the switch and revealed that he did not have to think twice about the switch after speaking to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry who manages the Canadian-based side.

The Kenyan was left out of Jose Mourinho’s Champions League squad last month with the Portuguese explaining that he would rather include an extra goalkeeper as well as having plenty of other options in his midfield ranks (Goal).

The Sun claimed in August that Spurs were set to net a £13.5million fee for the sale of the former Southampton player to Club Brugge where he was expected to sign a £65,000-a-week contract.

Instead, just seven months later Daniel Levy has allowed him to walk away for nothing with his contract having been set to expire in the summer of 2021 (Daily Mail).

He told the official Montreal Impact website: “I’m really happy to join an exciting club like the Montreal Impact,”

“MLS continues to grow every season and I’m looking forward to bringing further awareness to this team, city and league across Africa.

“When I spoke to Thierry 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.”

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