Moussa Sissoko has commented today on his link in the press with a potential move to Newcastle United, and what does he know about Newcastle “They are a big club with the best fans in England.”
So this boy isn’t just a good footballer but also very intelligent and well informed – obviously. 😀
Moussa Sissoko – 19 year old Toulouse midfielder
The teenager currently plays for French side Toulouse, and he has admitted that he would one day love to move to England, but that is in the hands of his French club.
He is a player Newcastle need in their team, since we need a box to box midfielder with some creativity, and of course Sissoko fits Mike Ashley’s initial blueprint for players coming to the club – youngsters who can improve a lot once on Tyneside.
We brought in two youngsters in the summer, Sebastien Bassong (22) and Danny Guthrie (21), and both lads have already improved significantly over the last 3 months and have both nailed down first team spots on Tyneside.
So that strategy can work if the right players are brought into the club.
Moussa is also a combative player, so we think his resume makes him a good match for Newcastle, although we have not seen him in action. The youngster stands just under 6’2″ and has already played for the Toulouse first team 41 times, and appeared 4 times for the French Under-21 side.
The France Under-21 international is now however well aware of the reported attention coming out of Newcastle, and he seems excited bu the possibilities.
Sissoko told Sky Sports today:
“I don’t know where the speculation regarding Newcastle has come from, but it is good to be watched by scouts,”
“Sometimes these things come to nothing and they recruit a different player, but if they want me then I am working hard.”
“I love the Premier League. It is the best league in the world. The stadiums are always full and I believe my game would be suited to the English style as I like the physical aspects of it.”
“Newcastle? They are a big team, with big support. From what I have been told they have the best fans in England.”
“But, it is up to Toulouse. I am happy here and I am still learning. If they think it is time for me to move on then I will, but at the moment my desire is to play for Toulouse and keep on proving myself.”
The win we had on Sunday, ha put Newcastle fans in fine fettle right now, and if we can beat Spurs on Sunday, they’ll be even more upbeat, and a couple or three early signings in January of good players is exactly what we’d all like to see.
Things may even be improving a little on Tyneside – at long last!