News coming through that Newcastle are likely to miss out on one of their other January targets, as Moussa Sissoko looks set to join French club Marseilles.
Moussa Sissoko – will decide today whether to join Marseilles
The 22-year-old is out of contract this summer at Toulouse, and he has been offered out at £3.5M, which is a bargain for the 22 year-old, and we had thought Newcastle would be in quickly for the central midfielder, who has been compared to the great Patrick Vieira, the former Arsenal star. Newcastle have been missing some central midfield creativity since Cabaye has been out and this lad would be a good acquisition.
And it’s not surprising that a lot of European clubs are after the 22 year-old including Sunderland, Juventus, Galatasaray and Fiorentina, but there are reports in France today that Marseilles have met with his agents, and they have put in a bid for the Frenchman, who will decide today whether to join the former French Champions.
The news coming out of France today is that Marseilles may have only bid £2.5M for the midfielder, and if that’s the case, where are Newcastle?
There are at least two good reasons why Newcastle need to get good players in during the January, the first reason is that we need to strengthen the squad if we are to survive in the Premier League come May.
But the second is to show some of out top players, like Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, that we have ambitions to become one of the best sides in England again.
Failure to bring in good players could put us in relegation trouble, and even if we survive, we could see some of our best players wanting to leave in the summer.
We have only 14 days left in this window to get some top players into the club.
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