The new 23 year-old star player at Newcastle this last week has been Moussa Sissoko, and Newcastle have obviously made the correct decision in getting this lad in during the January transfer window, instead of getting him for nothing in the summer, when his contract would have run out at the end of June.
Alan Pardew – delighted with his new super-star – Moussa Sissoko
The reports are that Newcastle paid around £1.8M for him – and what a complete bargain this lad looks for Newcastle – we’ll leave it to some other clubs in the Premier League to massively overpay for their players – they are welcome to it.
Alan Pardew has said that Moussa has already paid Newcastle back with his two stellar performances at Aston Villa and yesterday in his home debut against European Champions Chelsea, when he hauled Newcastle to victory with two goals in the last 22 minutes, after we had gone down 2-1 to a very good looking Chelsea side.
This is the what the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say today:
“We rushed the deal to get him here in January, he was supposed to be a summer target but we wanted him and he’s paid us back handsomely, we have watched him for a long time but we decided to accelerate it.”
“He has fantastic power but, with players, you never know about their attitude until you get them in and start working with them.” “But he came in like a giant and played like a giant.”
“I remember watching him for Toulouse 14 months ago and thought, ‘he is the one for us.'”
Yohan Cabaye also had a stellar game for Newcastle in the middle of the part with Moussa and to think we paid less than £6M for the two of them – and how much are they worth now?
The answer is a lot – but we’d be very surprised if any club in the summer would be able to match Mike Ashley’s evaluation of the two players, who now form the new engine room at Newcastle United.
Credit to Graham Carr and his Newcastle Scouting team – who seem to be the best in the business.
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