Despite interest from Italy and Spain, a January move failed to materialise. Instead, a February telephone call from Impact coach Theirry Henry was timely.
Henry also has something to prove.
"Hey, sometimes things don't work out, we both know that," says Wanyama. "He is a good man. He has great experience, bright ideas and he speaks to you honestly. I like the fact he won't let you make the same mistake twice. He points it out to you and tells you in the right way."