The Toulouse’s chairman, Olivier Sadran, has suspended Newcastle target Moussa Sissoko, as Toulouse seem very upset that their star could join Newcastle for nothing in the summer.
Moussa Sissoko - in trouble with Toulouse
But that’s one of the possible scenarios with Moussa – who is expected on Tyneside today – and he could sign a pre-contract deal today to join Newcastle in the summer, when his contract runs out - although we’d like to seem him arrive this month – but Newcastle would need to pyr around £2.5M to get the player through the door.
Moussa was withdrawn yesterday from the squad to play at PSG tonight in the French Cup, and it’s hard to blame Toulouse too much for being a little upset, because they could use some money from selling one of their best players, but it still seems unreasonable to suspend the player.
The Toulouse coach, Alain Casanova has told the French daily L’Equipe that the French club stand behind the Chairman’s decision (who pays his wages again?) to suspend Sissoko:
“The whole club shows full solidarity to the chairman’s decision.” It is really a shame that a player educated by the club could leave as a free agent. His absence is a big loss for the team but that decision is correct”.
We may hear some more news on Sissoko if not today – then tomorrow – but we would expect Newcastle to try to sign him this month – and Toulouse would then receive some compensation from Newcastle.
He’s worth £2.5M now – if it means keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for next season.
If Moussa does stay at Toulouse until the summer when his contract runs out, the club may not play him again in the first team.
Let’s sign this lad this week on a permanent basis at Newcastle.
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