Kenyan international Victor Wanyama has written an emotional letter to the Southampton FC family, thanking them for his time at the team as he comes to the end of his three year association withj the club following his confirmation as a Tottenham Hotspurs player.
The midfielder has been handed a five year deal at the London side in a move reported to cost £11m and in a letter on his personal website, he said it was emotional to be leaving the club and thanked the Saints for offering him the chance to be the first Kenyan player to play in the Premier League.
He thanked the fans and his former team mates as well, noting that the club will forever be etched in his heart.
“It is very emotional for me to say goodbye to the club that gave me the chance to be the first Kenyan to play in Premier League.”
“I will never forget my time in Southampton Football Club, I will keep club forever in my heart.
“You guys have always been there to lift us up when we were down and to celebrate when we were playing well. I feel really proud that I got the opportunity to wear the Southampton shirt.
Football is a team sport and it wouldn’t be right not to thank my amazing team mates. Jose, thanks for leading the team and always being there to pick us up when we needed encouragement. Thanks to the rest of the team for always giving 100% effort, I will miss all of you,” he said.