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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