There is breaking news on the Toulouse web-site that says Newcastle United have signed Moussa Sissoko today.
Moussa Sissoko – has signed for Newcastle
Here is what has only just been posted on the Toulouse web-site with translation from Google and myself:
“Moussa Sissoko did not terminate his contract Toulouse Football Club but he agreed with the Newcastle United Football Club for a definitive transfer that takes effect today. His career will therefore evolve in England in the English Premier League championship.”
“Moussa Sissoko joined the Toulouse Football Club where he played in most of the categories of youth training center in Toulouse.” ”He made his official debut with the professional team of Touolouse during the 2007-08 season, when he came on against Valenciennes (3 August 2007), and he ten played in matches against Lyon and Liverpool, in the preliminary round of the Champions League.”
“Moussa is a powerful player who scored his first goal official on 1 September 2007 at the Stadium against AJ Auxerre (2-0). He played 30 games in Ligue 1 in his first season (plus four European Cup).” In the second season, Moussa was called up by Erick Mombaerts for the French Youth side (September 2008).”
“Moussa then played more than 35 games per season on average as a starter with Toulouse, his 2009-10 season remains the most prolific with seven goals scored. It is also at this time that he honors his first cap for France in Guingamp (10 October 2009). ”
“Raymond Domenech, then coach, brough Sissoko on during the match - France-Faroe Islands – in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup, and he was called up again by Didier Deschamps with 2012 teammate Etienne Capua, and he has six caps in the Blue jersey when leaving the Touolouse today.”
“All the club wishes him continued success in his career.”
To sign now for Newcastle, Moussa has given up the signing bonus he would have received if he had joined the club as a free agent in the summer – and these are the types of players we want at Newcastle.
This is a fantastic signing by Newcastle United.
And it’s good that the problems between the player and his club Toulouse have been sorted out – and we expect Toulouse to be very pleased with the deal – and around €2.5M they will have received from Newcastle for their top player.
All’s well that ends well – and this has all ended very well indeed for Newcastle United.
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