The Kenyan global has departed London for Canada after failing to work his way to Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has combined the Montreal Impact after falling out of favour in the north London club.
The 28-year-old joins the Effect on a free transfer as a Designated Player on a three-year thing.
Wanyama will join with the Impact once his medical is finished and worldwide clearance is processed.
He spoke of his enthusiasm in a new start together with the Impact’s famous trainer, ex-Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, where he’ll become the club’s second Designated Player alongside fellow midfielder Saphir Taider.
“I’m really pleased to combine an exciting club such as the Montreal Impact,” Wanyama stated.
“MLS keeps growing every season and I am looking forward to bringing additional awareness to this group, city and league around Africa.
“When I talked to Thierry and he said he wanted me to join him in Montreal, I did not have to think twice. He’s always been a player that I’ve admired, and I am very pleased to get the chance to work with him and also to play a part that could make sure that the Montreal Impact has a better season and hopefully achieve the ultimate stages of the contests in which we compete.
“I feel that the Saputo family and the management team in Montreal have a wonderful plan in place and I am hoping I can make a terrific contribution to the achievement of the undertaking.”
Wanyama joined Tottenham in 2016 – after three seasons at Southampton – and became a significant part of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield.
He left 97 appearances for Spurs across four decades, with nearly all his playing time coming in his first season before knee injuries kept him always on the sidelines.
Despite Tottenham’s midfield issues, Wanyama had made four appearances for the club this effort and was not brought into first-team calculations after Mourinho replaced Pochettino as director in November last year.
Wanyama’s new side started their MLS campaign with a 2-1 triumph over the New England Revolution on March 1, while the club also progressed from the Concacaf Champions League by taking down Deportivo Saprissa.
It remains to be seen whether the Kenya global will be available for their next league game against FC Dallas on Saturday or the club CCL battle with Olimpia on March 10.