Is Wanyama set to leave Montreal for Qatar?

Thursday, October 6th, 2022 10:00 | By
Montreal CF mid fielder Victor Wanyama in action during a past match. He has announced that he will not renew his contract with the club when the season ends. PD/FILE

Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama announced yesterday that he will leave CF Montreal at the end of the season, with speculation that he could be on his way to the Qatar Stars League.

 Wanyama’s contract with the club expires at the end of this year’s Major League Soccer season.

The retired Kenyan international has been at the club since March 2020 after leaving Spurs following their run-up to the Champions League final under Mauricio Pochettino in 2019. According to a close relative who sought anonymity, the decision to cut off links with Montreal yesterday has caught them by surprise since the midfield marshal had a chance to join either Turkish side Fenerbache, German giants Borussia Dortmund, Italian side AC Milan and a possible return to the English Premier League with West Ham United.

All the teams desperately sought his services during the last transfer window in July, but he opted to remain with the Canadian outfit.

Captain’s armband

Sharing the same agent with current Harambee Stars skipper Michael Olunga who plies his trade for Al Duhail, Wanyana who has also had stints with Southampton, Scottish side Celtics and Belgian outfit Germinal Beershot, could highly end up in the Middle East.

He is, however, capable of attracting several interests from some top European and Asian clubs.

Wanyama has since risen through the ranks at the Montreal club to be handed the captain’s armband. His role at the club has become crucial after he played an integral part in helping the side finish second in the regular season of the Eastern Conference, as reported by Capital Sports in Canada.

He is the latest player to announce his departure from the MLS side at the end of the season. Sports Brief had earlier reported that Gonzalo Higuain could not fight back his tears as he announced his decision to call time on his illustrious playing career, which has seen him play in Spain, Italy, England and now the United States.

Higuain’s decision to draw the curtain on his career comes in the wake of a fine goal-scoring form for Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami, scoring 12 goals in his last 14 matches.

The 34-year-old playing career has been littered with a truckload of trophies while playing for some of Europe’s premier clubs - Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Napoli.

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