Since Moussa Sissoko signed last week, he’s been interviewed many times – let’s make that many many times, and not only is Moussa a potentially great player in the making, but he’s also a real character – and is rapidly becoming a huge favorite with the Newcastle faithful – such is his impact since arriving at Newcastle United.
Moussa Sissoko – on the quayside – becoming a huge fan favorite already
And it doesn’t hurt that this lad turned down a big signing bonus to come to play for Newcastle in January, and help us out in our efforts to avoid the drop.
This is what Moussa had to say today – about the world, Newcastle United and life in general:
“I am delighted by it all. I could not have had a better welcome here at Newcastle. When you see a lot of people wanting photographs and autographs it is a fantastic feeling.” “I am really pleased to see the fans here and to hear of their expectations.”
“I am glad they are looking forward to meeting me.” “I’m very happy but I now need to get out there and show them that they have made the right choice in signing me.” “Of course, I want the supporters to be proud of me as a signing. And that starts tomorrow at Aston Villa.”
“I really, really wanted to be here in January. I wanted to come now.” “Obviously not everything depended on myself.” “There were a lot of other things that had to be sorted out. My agent and I discussed it and negotiated. We wanted to take the best decision.”
“Now I’m here it is great for me and great for the club as well.” “I want to get straight down to playing now and get to know the players here. I played with Toulouse right up until the end of my time there.” “I’m ready to get out on the pitch now. That will start straight away with training so I can get out on the pitch and start playing well together.”
The original plan was to sign Sissoko in the summer, but because of Newcastle’s precarious league position, Mike Ashley moved fast to get the player signed this month – and he will make a huge difference in central midfield for Newcastle through the end of this season.
Other clubs were also very interested in the player – which is another reason Ashley moved with lightning speed to sign Sissoko – who could be the next Patrick Vieira – we hope he is.
But as well as giving Newcastle great benefits on the field of pay – it’s great having a character like Moussa in the Newcastle squad. And as we said, he’s very fast becoming a fan favorite on Tyneside, and maybe in the years ahead he’ll also become a Newcastle legend.
We wouldn’t put it past this 23 year-old budding star – so here’s hoping.
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