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Spurs sell Victor Wanyama to Henry’s Montreal Impact


LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on August 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Alex Broadway

How many of you saw this one coming?

Longtime Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is headed to Major League Soccer, where he’ll play for Arsenal hero Thierry Henry.

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Spurs announced the move Tuesday evening via their official web site.

The midfielder made 97 appearances for us in all competitions following his move from Southampton in June, 2016, and scored seven times, including the opening goal in our final game at White Hart Lane.

We wish Victor well for the future.

The 28-year-old midfielder has made just four appearances for Tottenham across three competitions this season, and will be the club’s second Designated Player.

In some ways it’s difficult to conceive that Wanyama won’t turn 29 until June. He appeared 97 times for Spurs after making the same number of appearances for Southampton.

He starred with 91 appearances for Celtic before that, and has 52 caps for Kenya with seven goals. It’s an immense signing for Montreal as he’ll help Saphir Taidir and Bojan Krkic bring more impact, pun intended, to Quebec.