Sissoko Gives Up Signing Bonus – Undergoing Medical Today


This week is going down as one of the most productive in the history of Newcastle in any transfer window  – as we have signed three players in three days, and if everything goes well today with Moussa Sissoko’s medical,  then it will be four players in four days – and the only question we are left with is who will we sign tomorrow?

moussa sissoko

Moussa Sissoko – having medical today

It will not have gone unnoticed by Newcastle fans that Moussa Sissoko could have delayed signing for Newcastle until the summer,  and both the player and Newcastle would have got a much better deal – but Moussa comes out of this looking golden –  and he has agreed to forego the signing bonus he would have got in the summer – and decided to sign this month for Newcastle.

And Newcastle have also decided it would be better to have the player in the squad for the last 15 games of the season – where we are still fighting against possible relegation – and the club are willing to pay out £2M to Toulouse get the French International.

That’s why everything was so upbeat coming from Toulouse yesterday, as they issued a statement on their web-site wishing Soussa all the best at Newcastle, and going through his career at Toulouse – because otherwise they would have received nothing for one of their top young players.

So it was a case of Newcastle doing the right thing – but it’s Moussa who has distinguished himself by signing on for Newcastle now and losing maybe £1M.

Good for him.

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:


You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

65 comments so far

  • microbar

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    the frog on the tyne

    0
  • hatem786

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    TOON TOON TOON TOON

    0
  • blew

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Tomorrow – David Ginola as coach!

    0
  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    So, who is due in for a medical tomorrow?

    Wolfswinkle?
    De jong?
    Messi?

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Look at all these players who are signing who actually WANT to play for the toon! Been a great week hopefully a CF or a LW still to come followed by absolutly steam rollering aston villa!

    0
  • the1willy

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Concerning our sudden influx of new players what do you think promted it:

    1: MA decided to gamble in the summer and now realizes his gamble didn’t pay off and is trying to fix it.

    2: MA actually intended to bring in these players all along but knew it would be cheaper in January.

    3: He got annoyed by QPR, and decided to hit back by buying everyone and anyone sloppy chops might be interested in.

    4: He’s bored running his empire so he’s eventually decided to have a go at winning something.

    5: MA bought his kids shirts with Ben Arfa on the back, and when he heard that Ben Arfa wanted to see ambition or he would leave, he sh*t himself at the prospect of having to buy new shirts for his kids.

    I think the amount of money MA has spent be it little or a lot this window is irrelevant, what really shows his ambition is that fact that he’s now got five more salaries to pay (4 if we discount Ba’s), and that really is a big investment

    0
  • Toon73

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes he’s signed woohoo!!

    0
  • stuart no9

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Whats happening all of a sudden???????

    0
  • Tommyy

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Really excited for the Villa game now, hopefully sissoko and Mbwia start at least, Gouffran off the bench in the 65th to run their youngsters ragged.
    Mbwia for Williamson and Sissoko for Jonas. Jobs a goodun

    0
  • PontiusLee

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    yes!

    0
  • yorkymag

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    One mike Ashley
    Only one mike asley

    See sky are suggesting this morning mr t to man utd
    Can’t see it myself ,but suddenly doesn’t seem so important losing a fringe player
    15 m being talked aou would balance the books I guess

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    the1willy

    It has been a great window, ashley has corrected the problems from the summer and added an extra player as well so very good business.

    I think all we need now is a forward, winger and CB (young and talented) and we have a complete squad.

    Obviously players like jonas, perch, shola can be upgraded but we will be in no rush to do that now as we have plenty other options.

    I genuinely believe we now have a squad to be the rival of spurs and arsenal.

    0
  • mindshaft

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Lets be realistic – we are basically the french national team, why wouldn’t a frenchman want to come to the toon – think this will also improve the French national teams chances of winning something as they’ll be playing together week in, week out
    Could be that if you want to have a chance of making the France team, you have to sign for Newcastle 🙂

    0
  • Tommyy

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Willy – mainly 1 and a bit of 3 I should guess.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    the1willy –

    Another option – Mike was convinced by Crr & Pards to get these guys a year ago. Del the Owl-headed supervillain mashed up his negotiatin skills trying to play hardball like Mike. Cue the ‘purples’ idea, which Del arrived at after threatening Pardew secretly with the sack if he didnt go along with him. Del pitches ‘Purple’ plan to Mike while holding Pards’ arm behind back – ‘I’ll get you for this Owlheed’, Pardew hisses through gritted teeth.

    0
  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllyyy

    can’t wait to see our full strength team…. infact… just seeing our best midfield would be enough…. the potential in quality in the center for us is immense.

    0
  • TorqToon

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    TS – I think the Norwich link is pure fabrication to be honest – to try and take emphasis off their #1 target in Celtic’s Hooper.

    Can’t see why they would pay £10mil for RVW when they can pay £8mil for hooper. Personally I rate RVW much higher and would light up the premiership. Will search for a good video of him for those who haven’t seen much of the lad.

    0
  • yorkymag

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #18

    The 1 willy
    One thing I picked up which may add to your list ,and I guess it a bit of all these things.
    The wonga deal is conditional on being in the premier league ,not the rights but the price and wonga can apparantley walk if we are relegated.

    0
  • C

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #19

    If he would have waited and gone in the summer, he would have left Toulouse with nothing. Now they will get something out of the sale as well. So maybe it wasn’t that he didn’t wanted to take a sign on bonus from Newcastle but to leave Toulouse with something. Either way he seems to be a good guy and not the usual footballer.

    0
  • the1willy

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    They shouldn’t just make Cabaye captain, but also chief scout/negotiator/PR guy.

    Almost everyone mentions ‘After speaking to Yohan…’

    It might be selfish on his part trying to recreate the French squad in one team… but I don’t care

    0
  • josh

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #21

    If hes gave up the money to come here bloody good on the lad. Nice to see once in a while.

    0
  • nick_9

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #22

    Tads – a lot of the French lads want to play alongside the other French stars currently here and put themselves in the shop window for the international team whilst playing in a top league. People supporting other clubs may knock it but everyone of them said they want to prove they can play in this league

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #23

    torq

    I never trust videos….usually just show highlights and not everything done wrong. If carr and his colleagues think he is good enough thats enough for me.

    I think Hooper is a brilliant player, will be an England international no doubt.

    I really like jordan rhodes too….the problem is they have the additional price as they are british even though they have no prem league experience.

    0
  • Lucky Les

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #24

    From reading the blog over the last few days this player seems the one most people are excited about.Hopefully he will turn out to be a gem.

    Turning to the Villa game I think we could do with Taylor to combat Big Ben of Villa and am wondering who will make their debut in what is sure to be a frantic tough game. Taylor is also the most likely to head one in from a set piece.No place for faint hearts but we must get at least a point.

    It is important that the Club and fans do not think just because we have signed a number of players the battle is won it is just starting.We need at least 6 or 7 wins out of 15 games which should not be beyond us with the right attitude and performance level.

    0
  • the1willy

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    We should also receive some kind of compensation from the French national set up, we’re going to save them a bucket load of money on airfares/hotels and the like.

    0
  • BigKirky

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #26

    What I think I’m more worried about by the Colo situation, as quality player as he is, is that if he’s not involved, Williamson may be. In other words back to square one for CBs. A saving grace is that Stevie Taylor is just back though.

    Would love to See Colo and Mapou as CBs flourish together.

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #27

    best thing about this is mbiwa has a LOT of ambition and fight in him saying he’s going to win most of his battles ect ect

    and i’m really really loving this gouffran now he’s talking like he’s a toon fan through and through.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #28

    I think the fact Ashley has had to step in and bypass llambias will hopefully show him that llambias hasn’t a clue and can leave.

    0
  • gaz 44

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #29

    Benzema in for medical next Monday ribery Wednesday and that’ll do for me.. Oh and thauvin on Friday 🙂

    0
  • TorqToon

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #30

    TS – I do agree with you. But it was purely to give people an idea of what he can do. The lad is class – he is a real goal poacher. His movement off the ball is some of the best I have EVER seen – which is saying a lot,

    Trying to not get ahead of myself – but I think you an I believe – there may be more to come in this window..! 🙂

    0
  • nick_9

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #31

    The1willy exactly, i bet he’s already gained an additional season pass holder in Deschamps, well… Maybe if he wasn’t such a c@nt.

    Really not sure if or who we will look at next after sissoko. Surely we won’t sign six players on this window?

    0
  • TorqToon

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Gaz – I’m bringing Thauvin back to England with me on Monday…!

    Got my keyring and potato sack ready! 🙂

    Although he may well already be in Newcastle by then! 🙂

    0
  • Shane

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Like or hate Ashley, he is a brilliant businessman. You don’t become a billionaire over night nor by chance.

    He’s using the 7mill from Ba to buy these lads and Ba’s freed up wages to pay all theirs. Minus Debuchy, I feel the money for him is coming from the sale of Tiote. I’m almost convinced Ashley has told United or chelsea or whoever they can have him but only after we have bought in these players… if clubs know we have just sold Ba and Tiote they will dig their heels in for more money. Just my random thoughts.

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #34

    maybe this is why ashley only had small budgets as he knew he personally could get players of this quality for these prices ^^ and the lamb was to the slaughter and could not nagotiate half as well as ashley.

    0
  • TorqToon

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #35

    http://youtu.be/GoUdV2aRjV8

    Jut for information on RVW. Brought in to replace ‘the irreplaceable’ Liedson….and more than filled those big boots!

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #36

    torq

    What’s his pace like? quicker or slower than cisse?

    and that sounds very good then, lets get him signed up ASAP…is the news on the bid reliable then?

    0
  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 25, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Anyone think bringing Samba back to the PL would be a good idea? Still 28 years old (i think)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Debuchy~~~Samba~~~~~~Mbiwa~~~~~~Santon~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~Sissoko~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~Cisse~~~~~~~~~~Gouffran/Marv

    Thats a pretty scary line up. A lot of flair in attack, and imposing defenders. Thats pretty much a wall infront of Krul.

    0
  • yo-yo

    Jan 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #38

    TS

    Hooper has scored 4 in 9 in the Hoops CL campaign so I reckon he can cut it,
    Even at £8m he is probably a snip – he’ll always be overpriced being English.

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #39

    I hope Pardew talks about Mike Ashley’s personal involvement in the transfer dealings when the window shuts.He’ll talk him up big style,rightly so.It will be interesting to find out how he worked his magic.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #40

    I can’t see anyone paying the price ashley would want for tiote this window after his poor form…also he is away with the ivory coast.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.