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Victor Wanyama joins Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact

By Vincent Ashitey
Victor Wanyama
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Midfielder Victor Wanyama has left Tottenham Hotspur to join MLS side Montreal Impact, managed by Thierry Henry.

 The Kenyan international made 97 appearances for Spurs over three-and-a-half years at the club, but has found regular game-time difficult to come by in this campaign. 

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He has played only 24 minutes in the Premier League this season and has made just four appearances overall - but he will now join up with former Arsenal forward Henry in Canada, and he has signed a three-year deal at the club. 

Wanyama could make his debut for Montreal against FC Dallas on Saturday - Henry's side won their MLS opener against New England Revolution last weekend, 2-1. 

The 28-year-old dynamic defensive midfielder originally moved to north London from Southampton for £11million in 2016, after catching the eye firstly at Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. 

He was brought in by Mauricio Pochettino, who was his coach on the south coast for one year, and played 36 of 38 Premier League games in his first season. 

Year-by-year however, as he was derailed with a number of injuries to his knee cartilage, his influence dwindled and he was surplus to requirements upon Jose Mourinho taking the helm in November. 

He was actually close to joining Club Brugge last summer, but the move to Belgium fell apart late on in the window. 

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Wanyama scored seven goals at the club and two memorable strikes were a pile-driver at Anfield in 2018 along with the opening goal in the final match at White Hart Lane in a 2-1 victory against Manchester United in May 2017. 

He will be joining a squad of players in Montreal which include former Barcelona and Stoke forward Bojan and ex-Spurs defender Luis Binks, who made the same move last month.