Tottenham Hotspur confirmed earlier this week that Victor Wanyama had left the club to join Thierry Henry’s MLS side Montreal Impact on a free transfer – and Moussa Sissoko has posted a very emotional message on Instagram.
Wanyama, 28, had only been afforded four appearances this season in all competitions, with the signings of Tanguy Ndombele and Gio Lo Celso pushing the Kenya captain down the pecking order under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.
The former Celtic and Southampton star came close to a move to Club Brugge last summer, while plenty of Spanish clubs were keen in January. However, a move to failed to materialise – but Wanyama will now wear Montreal’s number two shirt.
Sissoko was close to Wanyama and the Frenchman posted a heartfelt message to the midfielder following his departure, wishing him the best in Canada and stating that he will miss the powerful ace.
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My dear brother @victorwanyama. I wanted to wish you good luck and good courage in this new adventure in Montreal. It has been an honor and a real pleasure to play with you all these years. We also had a lot of good times together outside of football. That's also why you are and will remain a brother to me. Away from the eyes but close to the heart ❤️🤙🏿
TBR’s view – Were Tottenham wrong to offload Wanyama for nothing?
Given that Spurs spent around £12million to sign Wanyama, it comes as somewhat of a surprise for Daniel Levy to sanction a move that sees Tottenham lose an eight-figure fee on a player that is still in his twenties.
Had they waited until the summer, clubs would have surely been interested in pocketing Wanyama for a fee – even at least a few million more than Montreal have signed Wanyama for. Unless there are future incentives, Levy has made a mistake.