Moussa Sissoko seems to be on the radar screen at Newcastle, and since the French International box-to-box midfielder becomes a free agent next summer, he could be brought in from his club Toulouse for a fairly nominal fee in January.
Moussa Sissoko – generating lots of interest
Moussa has already admitted he thinks Newcastle play some great football (although perhaps not in the last couple of games), and with Newcastle struggling to find a suitable replacement for Yohan Cabaye, who could be out a couple of months with a groin injury, this lad would be an excellent addition to the squad in January, but there are other clubs after him in Italy and in Russia.
Sissoko admits that he will have to make a difficult decision with both Juventus and Newcastle keen on the player, but it wouldn’t surprise us if he decides to move to big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala, who would be able to pay him big wages, and much more than he would get on Tyneside.
The 23 year-old had this to say to calciomercato.com
“I have not yet decided what to do, I’m in a phase of reflection.” “Juventus, Newcastle and Anzhi interested in me? I know nothing about it.”
“Of course all these rumors please me, but that is the business of my agent, my uncle Bakary Sanogo.” “I have no preference about the type of league, the important thing for me is to play at a high level.”
“Italy and England are historically among the major championships, but I want to clarify that I would not have any problem even to go to play in Russia.”
That last sentence is a little worrying, because Anzhi Makhachkala are now owned by Billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, and Kerimov is trying to build the club into a European force, and the signing of Samuel Eto in the summer of last year and the appointment of Guus Hiddink as manager last February, have put the Russian club on the map, and they cannot be discounted.
But we’d love to see Newcastle win the race to sign the player, but it seems from his latest comments that Sissoko is still very much undecided on his future.
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