A Star Is Born On Tyneside – Moussa Sissoko

There cannot be too many new signings at Newcastle who have the immediate impact that 23 year-old Moussa Sissoko has had on Tyneside, since signing for Newcastle from Toulouse for around £2M nine days ago – although the initial plan was to get him for nothing in the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko after scoring the winner yesterday

But to their credit the club got Moussa in during January and paid Toulouse a transfer fee, and Sissoko himself have up a rich singing bonus by singing last month.

But this lad has already played two massive games for the club and his second half brace was enough to give Newcastle all 3 points and we are hoping for more of the same from the french international – and we’re sure Alan Pardew will keep his feet on the ground – giving all the adulation he’s got in his first week at the Tyneside club.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:

“I don’t need to say too much about him. His performance said it all.” “I first saw him 14 months ago and knew he was the one for us. We were going to do the deal in the summer but we accelerated it. My God he is paying us back handsomely.

“But don’t under-estimate Yohan Cabaye. He was magnificent. We saw some real French flair today.” “But, coming after the win at Aston Villa, this was a very important victory for us. We need to cherish it.”

Since Moussa made his debut for Toulouse back in August of 2007, when he was just 17, and he ended up playing 218 times for the French club and scored 24 goals for them and had 9 assists.

In the two games he has since played at Newcastle, he has two goals and one assist – and looks the type of player who can propel Newcastle back into the top six in the Premier League, and maybe even back into the European Companions League – and all for around £2M – an unbelievable signing.

And in case you want to celebrate the French Revolution on Tyneside – here’s two shirts TOFFS (The Old Fashioned Football Shirts) have made:


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These sell for £44.99 and can be ordered from www.toffs.com – and we are not getting anything out of this – just publicizing what’s available, given the current French Revolution at Newcastle.

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