Harry Redknapp managed to beat us to one of our targets in January – Loic Remy – but he wasn’t able to tempt Moussa Sissoko away with those big money offers to join that small club in London – but he wanted to.
Harry Redknapp likes the new Newcastle players – especially Sissoko
Harry had scoured Moussa when he was at Tottenham and tried to sign him then, and gave it a try this month too – to bring the lad to QPR.
Harry Redknapp talked about the player last night after his side drew 0-0 at home to Manchester City – a good result but QPR will need more than draws is they are to survive in the Premier League this season.
This is what Harry said about Newcastle’s new midfield powerhouse:
“Sissoko’s a fantastic signing. I’d liked to have got him but Newcastle have absolutely nicked him.” “The figures were very high but it still worked out cheap as there was no transfer fee. But he’s a good signing and I think Newcastle will do well with the players they have signed.” “He’s a real powerhouse and will be a really good player in England.”
There was a transfer fee, because Sissoko’s Toulouse contract still had six months to run – but it was a small fee – and very small for a player already this good – and he will only get better at Newcastle, just like Cabaye has.
Moussa will become a target of some top clubs if he keeps performing the way he did last night in his debut, when in that first half he was certainly a powerhouse for the Newcastle side, and looked like Patrick Vieira – the former Arsenal central midfielder.
But it will take a lot more than the £2M Newcastle are said to have paid Toulouse to get this player away from Newcastle – try 10 times that amount for starters.
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