There’s some (more) pending good news for Newcastle fans today, as it looks like Newcastle have beaten out QPR to French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, with the player expected at Newcastle tomorrow.
Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle favored to sign him
There are reports that Newcastle are in advanced negotiations for the 22 year-old French International, who has expressed his wish to join the large contingent of French players at Newcastle United.
Newcastle were hoping to get the player as a free agent in the summer, but Toulouse offered him up for sale this month, and after QPR seemingly have missed out on Yann M’Vila, who now looks likely to sign for Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan, the London club went after the Toulouse defensive midfielder.
French clubs Monaco and Marseilles were also interested in signing the lad, but there was news last night that Marseilles thought they had missed out on the 5 times capped French International, who can also play as an attacking box to box central midfielder and stands 6’2″ tall.
Toulouse is the only club that Moussa has ever played for – and he’s played over 200 times with over 23 goals for the club, and he is good friends with a certain Yohan Cabaye – and there are rumors that Yohan gave him a glowing report on Newcastle United – and what it’s like to play in font of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies. 😀
With Yohan’s fantastic display for the club on Saturday, and Newcastle having troubles with Fab Coloccini, which may be sorted out today, this lad would make a great future captain for Newcastle, and that would help to keep him on Tyneside over the summer too.
It would be fantastic news if Newcastle can tie up Sissoko – and then we could see Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa of Montpelier, Nancy’s Massadio Haidara, and Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran also join Newcastle this week – in addition to Moussa.
Then we’d definitely have to have our second strip as French Blue – with all the French players on Tyneside – and a possible French captain too in Yohan Cabaye.
Here’s hoping this all happens.
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