French International Interested In Coming To Newcastle

There’s some good news today in the Evening Chronicle, that 23 year-old French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been in touch with Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle, asking him what it’s like playing at Newcastle United, and Yohan gave his fellow French International a glowing report.

Moussa Sissoko in action for France in Japan recently

Sissoko’s contract at Toulouse runs out next summer, and although there has been no official contact from Newcastle for the player, Newcastle are interested in picking up a top player next summer on a free transfer.

The 23-year-old has no intention of remaining in French football, and it seems he would like to try his luck in the English Premier League.

Fulham, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be interested in the player, but the Evening Chronicle is reporting the French International has been buoyed by reported interest from Newcastle, and has been checking things out with Yohan Cabaye.

A source close to Sissoko told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Moussa has had a chat with Yohan about the Premier League and what it’s like at Newcastle.” “Yohan loves it at St James’ Park, so understandably he gave him a glowing report.” “They are both good friends so Moussa values what Yohan had to say.”

The news yesterday is that a deal has already been agreed between Newcastle and the player, but of course clubs are not allowed to speak to the player until January, and it’s not surprising the comment made by Alan Pardew to the news of Newcastle’s interest yesterday was – “It’s news to me.”

Alan’s no fool. 😀

Sissoko has been watched By Graham Carr and his scouting team for over a year, and it seems Graham is recommending that Newcastle sign the player, so the news of yesterday could even be true – heaven forbid!

As we reported yesterday Sissoko has been at Toulouse since 2003, and he has been linked with Newcastle United for about a year and a half now.

He is an established and rated member of the France national side, and he’s a very good player, and it would be great to have another full French International at St. James’ Park.

We think the report of yesterday could even be true – given this good news today.

What do you think?

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18 comments so far

  • Honoured2BNUFC

    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    If that’s true ed. You’ve made my day!

  • dmac

    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Its very hard these days to get excited about any newcastle transfer rumours. That being said if we could pull this off id be well chuffed. One of frances hottest prospects.

  • Colo-Sus

    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    I can see this happening, I really can, fits the blueprint perfectly.

    Of course Pardew is going to play it down, all managers worth their salt do the same..

    Alan is no Arry redknapp, unsettling players at every turn….

    I think this is a done deal!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Would love to see this lad on tyneside nice to be linked with a player rather than our players leaving!!

    By the way

    Apart from dannyo did any one who posted actually read the article or just read the headline?
    At what point did pardew say the players were tired from playing on a thursday? Simple he didnt he’s saying the club are struggling to fit in with training with two different styles of tactics for upcoming games!

  • Scottiedog

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Anyone else get the feeling Tiote will be sold in Jan???

  • dmac

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Probably due a barrage of abuse here but on recent form (including last year) id sell tiote.

  • martoon

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Scottiedog @5 Yes I was thinking the same thing – it would also push Anita down the pecking order.

  • TorqToon

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Mark my words lads, Sissoko is a QUALITY player!!! I spend a lot of time working in France and have seen and heard plenty about this lad. Should he sign, he will well an truly take us to the next level. Even the great Zidane speaks very highly of him of potential to be one of the best in a France shirt.

    He is strong, composed, skilful and dictates play with apparent ease. He is great in the tackle and positionally superb. I would risk a backlash here…but I would state that he has more refined attributes than Mr T and is only 23. Along with a better diciplinary record.

    I hope Cheik stays with us, but either way, bringing this lad in would be a hell of a coup!!!

    Truly a MASSIVE signing!!

  • wynsleap

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #9

    dmac @ 6 – I agree with you.
    Tiote is always an accident waiting to happen. I never feel comfortable when he is playing as he tries to overdo things and gets caught on the ball far too often.
    When he is ‘on song’ (ie breaking up play with tackles and interceptions) he’s greatly effective but he always seems to be one mad moment from disaster. Unfortunately he has also gained a reputation in this country, as we saw in the derby match, which, rightly or wrongly, will not help his game.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    mac how dare you! sell mr T (

  • Rake

    Oct 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #11

    He is exactly the kind of player we are missing, finger crossed.

  • shearer 9

    Oct 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry but I’m more realistic this lad would be going to arsenal or spurs. And if he free the loads of better teams will try nd snap him up.

  • stretchintoon

    Oct 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #13

    this has cheered me right up,the lad sounds class,i read tott had a 15m offer turned down not so long ago for him so (IF) we do get him it would a proper coup! AND if debachy signs too….Viva la TOON!!!

  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Sign Sissokho for free and sell Tiote in January for £25m. Accommodate Abeid into the side. Use the money to sign these players in January:


  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    With players like Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Abeid, Ba and Cisse, we should be attracting players like Sissokho.

  • shearer 9

    Oct 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Ha ha ha kets u r so unrealistic

  • voodoo85

    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #17


    was thinking same too… tiote’s disciplinary could be seen as issue by club and think pardew is getting tired of it. i could obviously be very wrong and this is just my opinion but would not be suprised to see club cash in on tiote sometime soon although clubs like chelsea / man utd would likely be put off by the number of cards he gets and fergie does not buy players who play in ACON very often (if ever)

  • numba9

    Oct 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Defenders please good ones and if anybody leaves a replacement right away as well . At this stage we should have many targets and capable of securing them if the moths are blown out of the fat lads wallet


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