There are reports coming out of Italy that 6’3″ Juventus defensive midfielder, Momo (Mohamed) Sissoko, is keen to play more first team football, and Newcastle have been alerted to the player.
Momo Sissolo – already looks good in black and white stripes
It seems his agent has already alerted the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew of his availability, and maybe that’s one of the many calls Alan said this morning he was continuously getting from agents during January.
The report suggests that Alan is trying to arrange a 6 month loan deal initially, to get the player playing on Tyneside.
But with Alan Smith being out for the rest of the season, and more top defensive midfield players needed at the club, this could even make some good sense.
This is coming from Italy so it could be that somebody has been drinking a little too much of that nice Italian wine.
Momo Sissoko was good when he played for Liverpool a few years ago, and the reports suggest that he has told the famous Turin-based club that he wants to leave in January in a bid to play more first-team football.
Italian club Napoli are also said to be interested, and want to sign the Mali international on a permanent contract while Pardew is said to be ready to offer him a six-month loan deal.
But we’d take this news with a pinch of salt, at least at the moment.
The 25 year-old midfield player played 83 times for Liverpool from 2005-2008 with one goal, and has so far played 72 times for Juventus with 3 goals.
This season Momo has appeared 11 times in the Italian League for Juventus, and 9 times in other games, for a total of 20 appearances, which doesn’t seem too bad.
He has played 28 times for Mali, and before he arrived at Liverpool he started his career at French club Auxerre, before moving to Spanish club Valencia in 2003 when he was just 18.
When he was at Liverpool, we remember the tall and well-built player being a powerful force in the Liverpool midfield.