Impact sign midfielder Wanyama from Tottenham as designated player

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have signed midfielder Victor Wanyama as a designated player from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Wanyama joined the Thierry Henry-led side through a free transfer. He is now under contract with the Impact for the next three seasons.

"When I spoke with Thierry Henry and he told me he wanted me to join him in Montreal, I didn't have to think twice," Wanyama said through a statement released by the Impact. "He has always been a player that I've 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."

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The Kenyan midfielder scored seven goals in 97 career appearances with the North London-based club. He was part of the team's 2018-19 run to the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to Liverpool.

The 28-year old has also suited up for Beerschot, Celtic, and Southampton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 3, 2020.

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