By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama has signed a three-deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit Montreal Impact as designated player.
Wanyama’s journey into professional football began in 2007, when he left AFC Leopards to sign for Swedish side Helsingborg.
After a year in Sweden, he moved to Beerschot in Belgium, where he spent three seasons before signing for Scottish giants Celtic of Glasgow. He joint Southampton in 2013 after two years in Scotland, after winning the Scottish Premier title twice and a Scottish domestic cup.
The move to the MLS for the 28-year-old former Tottenham midfielder was confirmed on Tuesday.
Wanyama who made just four appearances across all competitions for Spurs in the 2019-2020 season, has joint Thiery Henry’s Montreal Impact on a free transfer, pending a routine medical and an international transfer certificate.
He played in 69 league games for Tottenham, scoring six goals.
The Kenyan is set to play outside Europe for the first time in his professional career.
“I am really happy to join an exciting club like Montreal Impact,” Wanyama said.
“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 at Montreal, I didn’t have to think twice.
“He has always been a player that I have 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.”
Montreal won their opening game of the MLS season and will play away against FC Dallas on Saturday.
Victor Magubi Wanyama has won 60 caps scoring 7 goals for the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
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