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 – 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.
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