Montreal Impact have confirmed on their official website that Victor Wanyama’s move from Tottenham Hotspur was a free transfer, with the Kenya international signing a three-year deal with Thierry Henry’s side.
It may have taken the large majority of Tottenham supporters by surprise on Tuesday evening when Spurs announced on their official website that Wanyama had left the club.
While it looked more than likely that the midfielder’s time with the club was all but over, most may have expected the 28-year-old to leave in the summer.
But the former Celtic man has sealed a move to the Canadian side. And they have confirmed one key detail in their own announcement.
TBR View – Free transfer not particularly surprising, but highlights sad end to Wanyama’s Spurs career
With Wanyama barely featuring this season, it is arguably not particularly surprising that he has left on a free transfer. At best, it appeared that Spurs could probably demand a nominal fee for him.
But it does highlight the sad direction Wanyama’s Tottenham career had headed in over the last couple of years.
At one stage, he was unquestionably one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. And his partnership with Mousa Dembele was sensational at times.
Unfortunately, it has been some time since Spurs fans saw that kind of quality from Wanyama. So Tuesday’s move looks to be the best for everyone.