News today that Newcastle United are about to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko on a free transfer, according to reports in France.
Moussa Sissoko – Toulouse box to box midfielder
The 6’2″ box to box midfielder has played for Toulouse since 2003, and he has been compared to Patrick Vieira in his style of play, and Newcastle were first linked with this player about eighteen months ago.
Of course Chief Scout Graham Carr goes to France regularly to check on the talent there, and Sissoko’s contract runs out on June 30th, and the news that’s being reported is that Newcastle have won the race for his signature.
With so many Frenchmen on Tyneside, that would obviously have helped – always assuming of course that these reports are true.
It’s not surprising that a number of top clubs are also after the 23 year-old, who has played 191 times for Toulouse with 23 goals and 9 assists.
They include Premier League clubs Liverpool, Everton and Fulham, and it will be interesting to see if Newcastle try to wrap up the deal in January for a small fee, or get him for nothing when he becomes a free agent in the summer.
Sissoko has played for all the French youth sides and 5 times for the full French side.
We hope these reports are true because this lad is a good footballer.
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