News today that Toulouse will make their 22 year-old central midfield French International Moussa Sissoko available for £3.5M in January.
Moussa Sissoko – available for £3.5M
While that’s still a good price to pay for the talented 22 year-old, he could be brought in for nothing during the summer, since he becomes a free agent when his contract runs out on June 30th.
And there’s no doubt that Newcastle have been keen on this player for a while now, and have had him watched this season, since Newcastle are well aware he will become a free agent soon.
One advantage of this player is that he used to play as a defensive midfielder, but he has started to play more as the attacking midfielder, and the skills he has makes him into a creative and powerful midfielder, which is something that Newcastle have been missing big time, since Yohan Cabaye has been out injured.
Sissoko was unfairly compared to the great Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira when he was younger, and he has recently been compared to West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, who has done very well in the Premier League.
Sissoko is not the finished article yet, we know that, but he has great potential which could potentially be unlocked at Newcastle.
But on the downside, we think the way the Newcastle Board thinks these days, we find it hard to think that Newcastle would pay out £3.5M for Sissoko in January, when he could be available for nothing in the summer.
Of course he may not be available this summer, if another club comes in for him at a bargain basement price of £3.5M.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens before February rolls around.
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