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This Player Is Who Newcastle Need In January

9:56 am, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with Toulouse and French International central midfielder Moussa Sissoko for over two months now, and we have to hope that he is a real target of Newcastle United, and that we can get him through the door in January.

Moussa Sissoko – hands up if you want to join Newcastle

With Yohan Cabaye, Haris Vuckic and Dan Gosling all out injured for some months, we don’t have much choice in central midfield and currently Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita are doing that job, but Cheick goes off to the African Cup of nations (AFCON) again in January.

So it would make a lot of sense if the Magpies can get this lad in early in the January transfer window, and it seems he could become a bargain buy because his contract at Toulouse is up next summer, when he can leave as a free agent.

Sissoko has played almost 200 times for the French club with 23 goals since making his debut back in August of 2007, as a 17 year-old, and he had this to say about Newcastle some weeks ago:

“To play in the Premier League would be a dream come true. It is a fantastic league and I enjoy watching it.” “Newcastle are a fantastic team and would be attractive to any player. I am no different.”

Of course that comment was made before Newcastle have gone into a terrible slump over the last three weeks, but we still hope that Newcastle are negotiating a deal with Toulouse to bring this 6’2? central midfielder to Newcastle, and he can play in either the attacking or holding role in central midfield.

We need some new players at Newcastle in January, and this lad would be a terrific buy for the Magpies – and it will give us some sense of what Mike Ashley’s ambitions are for Newcastle.

Surely he doesn’t want to have to go through another relegation fight this season – we don’t.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Dec 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Ed we have enough purples, wont be getting anymore

  • 2 obatoyou // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    What’s a purple

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Is sissoko the new debuchy??

  • 4 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Dec 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Jesus I cant believe we are talking relegation already….wow…what has happened here…haven been on the blog for a long time…

    Its a amazing all the games that swong our way last season are now other way around. I think we need to sort out our defence. Its startling how badly we have performed on that front. We are after more CM players albeit CDM but where are our DEF players…

    Debuchy nothing Douglas? Anybody. Seeing willo in the back four now is really :-/

    Ashley should have spent cash he didn’t simple….

  • 5 headtheball // Dec 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Obatoyou@2
    We have one non purple on the payroll Lambs ar5e.

  • 6 obatoyou // Dec 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    nice, doesn’t really answer the q, what be a purple, no clue, some like me are not as smart
    !

  • 7 HullMag6 // Dec 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Sissoko yes, plus a QUALITY CB to challenge collo pref good at set plays attacking.

  • 8 Benton Toon Exile // Dec 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Sissoko is also being chased by Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and several other Euro clubs so would be a bit of a deal if we get him….A real quality player.

  • 9 lesh // Dec 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    He said some weeks ago that “Newcastle are a fantastic team and would be attractive to any player. I am no different.”

    Given recent lacklustre performances one can only wonder what he’d say now?

  • 10 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Signing Sissokho is a must saying he is out of contract in the summer. We need to make at least 4 signings in January to get back on the up.

  • 11 OhSholaAmeobi // Dec 1, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Stupid comment by lambarse about the purples. You need players on the bench who are practically the equivalent of what’s out there, not lower class ones that step in. 17 ‘Purples’, back-up goalie, then the rest.
    This guy would be a good signing, but defense must be priority. How they didn’t identify that having either Stevie T or Colo out was an issue after last year is beyond me. Get someone young and better than Taylor.
    Sniper Williamson. If Santon gets injured we’re doomed.

  • 12 obatoyou // Dec 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    “We have eleven positions that are grade A players, or ‘Purples’, as we call them.”




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