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Ex-Spurs midfielder Wanyama: Why I chose Montreal Impact

Victor Wanyama has explained leaving Tottenham for Montreal Impact.

Despite interest from Italy and Spain, a January move failed to materialise. Instead, a February telephone call from Impact coach Theirry Henry was timely.

"Firstly, it's Thierry Henry! Secondly, he made it clear how much he wanted me in the MLS with this exciting project," he told the Daily Mail.

"He sold Montreal to me easily. I spoke to Luis Binks who I knew from Tottenham plus Sapher Taider who was at Southampton and Bojan Krkic. They all said it was a great place to be."

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."

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