Montreal Impact midfielder Victor Wanyama has told Madgoat that he felt Tottenham Hotspur treated him badly towards the end of his time with the club.
Wanyama was a favourite of Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, and the pair unsurprisingly reunited at Spurs in the summer of 2016.
Pochettino quickly made Wanyama an integral part of his Spurs side, with the Kenyan star turning in an outstanding first season at the club.
However, the 2017-18 season sparked Wanyama’s decline. He struggled for form and fitness, and was gradually phased out of the starting lineup.
Wanyama made just four appearances for Spurs this season, and recently moved on. The 28-year-old decided to head over to Canada, joining MLS side Montreal Impact.
He’s now playing for Thierry Henry, but some thought he may return to Celtic in January. The powerful midfielder impressed between 2011 and 2013 with Celtic, racking up 13 goals in 91 games.
Now, Wanyama – as quoted by Citizen TV in Kenya – has admitted that the way Spurs treated him was ‘sad’, as he just wanted to play but they stopped picking him.
Wanyama added that Celtic did want to sign him, but a reunion with Neil Lennon was blocked because Spurs delayed his exit past the European transfer deadline.
“It was sad the way they were treating me. I had given my all to the club. I loved the club and had a good relationship with the fans and the players so I wanted to leave the club to at least enjoy football again,” said Wanyama.
“At some point I was losing the passion for the game, because one could train hard and expect to be part of the match day squad only not appear on the team sheet. At that point I said no. They started to delay a lot of things, even Celtic among many other teams wanted to sign me but the club was taking me on rounds until the deals collapse, and the transfer windows closes,” he added.