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Moussa Sissoko Agent Hints He’s Ready To Leave Newcastle

11:49 pm, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 53 Comments

Some worrying news tonight about Moussa Sissoko, who is one of the few Newcastle players who had a decent season last term, and he could be disillusioned at the way Newcastle sold their best player – Yohan Cabaye – in January for £20M to PSG and didn’t replace him, and his agent has hinted his player is ready to leave the club in the summer.

Moussa Sissoko Cardiff fa cup

Moussa Sissoko - open to proposals

We have talked before about what a terrible message it was in January to send to the Newcastle players by selling Cabaye, – and the message sent by Ashley was that money at Newcastle is more important than the team.

And it’s not the first time Mike Ashley has done that – he sold Andy Carroll on the last day of the January transfer widow to Liverpool for £35M over three years ago and couldn’t replace him.

Mike is not a football man, and he doesn’t seem to realise and grasp the kind of negative message and damage that does to a squad.

Frederic Guerra is the France international’s agent and he has this to say on Eurosport:

“He has only a year and a half on his contract at Newcastle and we are open to all proposals”

Moussa is only 24, and was an excellent signing for Newcastle from Toulouse in January of last year, but he is already one of Newcastle’s best players, and Newcastle cannot seem to keep their best players at the club.

That’s simply because of the owner’s complete lack of any real ambition – and the best players want to move on to play for top clubs playing in the Champions League, and it’s hard to blame them for that.

But our information is that Moussa signed a six and a half year deal at Newcastle just eighteen months ago, so that contract still has a full five years to run – so it seems his agent is trying to get another club interested in his player.

We expect somebody at the club – maybe Alan Pardew – to talk to Moussa about what this is all about.

Ever since he signed on at Newcastle on January 25th last year, Moussa has been an automatic starter for Newcastle, and he hasn’t missed many games at all,  and in total he’s played 56 games with 6 goals and 12 assists for the Tyneside club.

But this may be another case of a player getting too good for Newcastle in a fairly short time frame, and that also happened with both Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye, who were at the club for only 18 months and 30 months respectively.

And Mathieu Debuchy could also depart this summer, especially if he has a good World Cup, and of course Moussa is also in the French squad of 23, as is top striker Loic Remy, who has already told Newcastle he’s on his way in the summer after his season on loan at the club.

Until Mike Ashley comes out and points the way at trying to be a top six club in the Premier League, then our best players will continue to want to leave the club – sooner rather than later.

Why doesn’t Mike understand that?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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53 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brutooon // May 20, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    NOOOOOOO

    keep him. he be the next viera/yaya toure/pogba

  • 2 the truth will out // May 20, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    do us all a favour ashley and fcuk orf

  • 3 jayphoto // May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Wow would have thought he’d have 1) signed more than a 3 year deal and 2) been offered a new deal by now
    Thinking about it, who the hell offers a contract that ends in january??

  • 4 Graeme // May 21, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Losing Sissoko could be even worse, long term, than losing Cabaye.

    Sissoko has a huge talent – if only we had a Manager and Coaches who could develop him into the player that is lurking in there, to reach his potential. He could become an amazing player for us.

  • 5 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    losing Sissoko will be a massive blow for us, to me he is our key player in the team which we should be building the team around

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Graeme

    100% agree with you mate

  • 7 Barras // May 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    I’m pretty sure this man signed a six and a half year deal? That was only a year and half a go. That doesn’t exactly give credence to the published quotations.

    Having said that, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is unhappy about being played out of his beloved position all year.

    Ultimately, I think he’ll still be here at the end of the transfer window.

  • 8 Barras // May 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    ago*

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Barras

    I think it was Mbiwa or Haidara that’s got the 6 year deal whilst Sissoko had a 3 year deal

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    I’m not sure though

  • 11 Rozzy // May 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    He signed a 6 1/2 year contract

  • 12 Corbin // May 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Sissoko definitely had a 6 and a half year deal. His contract expires 30/06/2019. So this article is a crock

  • 13 dcbashore // May 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    He signed a 6 1/2-year deal. It’s right there on his club profile:

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Teams/PlayerProfile/0,,10278~41088,00.html

    Agent is spewing nonsense to try and get paid, basically.

  • 14 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    who is this Perez striker? does anyone know anything about him or even watched him?

  • 15 Rozzy // May 21, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/21189430

  • 16 valle // May 21, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    I honestly wouldnt be that sad if Sissoko left. He has been nothing like what he was build up to be after his game against chelsea.

  • 17 Shot Bru // May 21, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Doesn’t matter if he signed a 6 year contract or not…the worrying thing is that he wants to jump off a sinking ship..

    Far out….the club is a shambles…

    Prediction for next season..
    20th position
    Points: 24
    Top scorer gouffran with 5 goals.
    Manager at the end of the season: Alan Pardew

  • 18 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Shot Bru

    I think you got a bit carried away with the points mate :) lol

  • 19 RonVanDam // May 21, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    This raises a big question. Is Nufc now becoming a stepping club for players or are we slowing becoming a selling club.

  • 20 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    RonVanDam

    both

  • 21 jimmysmith // May 21, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Sissoko is a heaps better proposition as an attacking right sided midfielder/flanker than Benny, and quite ordinary when deployed box to box. Pardew’s right! in my admittedly dubious opinion.

    None the less, that midfield of Anita, Tiote, Cabaye, behind Sissoko, Remy and Gouffran was the best set up on balance I’ve seen at Newcastle in the last decade, possibly ever, considering how the game has evolved. Awful to see it dismantled seemingly without much resistance.

  • 22 RonVanDam // May 21, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Also didnt Sissoko give up his bonuses to come here 18 months ago. There must be more to this story

  • 23 Macas // May 21, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Average player, not bothered either way

  • 24 Shot Bru // May 21, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    B&W…I know mate..I originally had us down for 28 points :-)

  • 25 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    RonVanDam

    only 1 I can think of mate and that’s PARDEW, Newcastle has always been known as an attacking side but since Pardew took over we have been an defensive side ( and not a good one at that )

    we have attacking players bar one Tiote in the first team if you exclude the defenders

  • 26 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Shot Bru

    lol

  • 27 RonVanDam // May 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Black and White with an army lol

    I agree. We were what Liverpool is now, 20 years ago.

    For a defensive manager, alan pardew has lost more games then he has won.

    162 Played
    61 Won
    65 lost

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    all the players probably wants to leave because of Pardew’s style which to me isn’t even a style, but only the Pardew favourites want to stay and play under him

    Saylor, Jonas, Sholla, Dummet

    the rest have more ambition and want to move on to better clubs

  • 29 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    I think we can only hope 5 months in the next season will seal Pardew’s fate and see him sacked

    RVD

    I know mate how depressing those stats are and it will be worse next season :(

    but then again with Newcastle getting relegated, MA losing a sh!t loads of money and Pardew getting the boot I think most of us would call this a good season ;)

  • 30 Black and White with an army lol // May 21, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    well guys I’m off speak later

  • 31 Thump // May 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    His agent really needs to give his head a wobble, like.

  • 32 Shot Bru // May 21, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Ashley was involved with the agents trying to stir up interest….

    Next it’ will be Debuchy’s agent…

  • 33 lesh // May 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Yes there’s a few quid to be made by selling Sissoko but letting another of our best players leave would be an idiotic decision.

    Somebody (but who) has the ability to drum some sense into Ashley that whilst he’s running a business, the keys to its success are the people associated with it.

    Pounds and Euros have no heart, no emotions, no feeling and treating fans, players, staff and the medias in the same way he sees money is just doing more and more damage the more he does it.

    I wish he’d see the light, the potential of Newcastle United, a force which is there to be harnessed and managed to achieve, restore its greatness.

    Sissoko needs to see positives such as investment, motivation to target and achieve success so we could start by offering him whatever it takes to keep him on board and let him see that the club’s worth vomiting to and playing for.

    Come on Ashley, do something positive before it’s too late.

  • 34 davetoon // May 21, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    When is the open top bus celebrations for balancing the books in the 2013/14 season?

  • 35 irish paul652 // May 21, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Sorry ed I never leave comments but your translation is shite your worrying fans what the agent said was he is onpy a year and a jalf into his contract NOT THAT HE HAS 1 AND AHALF LEFT show some professionalism and stop posting shite please get the facts not what u want to post

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 21, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    With the way the business side is being run and the way the football side come off can we really blame players fir wanting to leave?

    …I think we are in for a rude awakening this summer!

  • 37 Santon03 // May 21, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    I don’t really care who comes and goes as long as they want to play for NUFC, give everything every match, and never say die attitude.
    I like the team to play like in 4-4 draw against arseanal or crystal palace 3-3 vs liverpool.
    I still hate the way we use Cabaye being sold as an excuse, he is a great player for us can make a big difference but we are too depending on just one player. Even if we still have Cabaye, it won’t make much difference, because the whole team play like cr@p. Even if we still have Cabaye then he got serious injury after the window closed, then it will still be the same.

  • 38 cyprus // May 21, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    Ed,
    Is there any way to convince you to avoid the word Cabaye in every second article you write? :) If you must, describe his (in)action on the field with PSG.
    He’s gone, we made a killing for a bench warmer, it’s over, get over it mate.
    The remaining players aren’t babies, I’m sure they’ll survive. It will be hard to keep a player of Sissoko’s calibre, it’s true. But not because of Cabaye.
    A new manager will inspire these guys to stay here and buy into the NUFC project. The current one seems to have lost it. Hope I’m wrong, if AP stays.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    cyprus,
    WE didn’t make a killing at all, WE lost our most creative and best player, Mike Ashley made a killing, very different things mate.

  • 40 firebug666 // May 21, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Sissoko is not the only player I expect will want away this summer. Before the end of the season we all talked about a mass exodus from the club if Parsnip stayed, now it seems it is becoming a reality.

    In my opinion under Parsnip our new look squad will have one tactic (hoofball) and will consist mostly of has been players looking for one last payday.

    I expect us to start the season at the bottom of the prem where we shall be fighting for survival all season, it’s just a feeling I have but I hope I’m wrong.

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // May 21, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    No no no Sissoko
    Don’t gooooo
    We’ll never replace Sissoko!

    Sad to see a player who when arrived absolutely busted a gut every single game seemingly wanting out already
    Says all you need to know about the damage the effects of the sh1te spewing out from the board and there mission statements are doing to the fans, the playing squad and surely any potential signings
    Although I’m sure some will tell me different and how this will be a good move for the club…

  • 42 toonarmydownsouth // May 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    There’s only one thing to do Ashley
    Throw Yaya Toure a birthday party quick like!!!!

  • 43 BuckLuck // May 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    firebug666

    Why play defensive and boring football when you can play attacking and entertaining? Players talk to each other and every idiot following this club can clearly see that Pardew has not only lost the dressing romm but also the respect he once might have had. Even us, the fans, can see that Pardew offers close to nothing to modern football.

    What do you think our players are thinking day in and day out listening to Pardews master plan;
    * Corners. Try to hit Williamson
    * If you’re closed down, hit it long.
    * Always cover your position and be very careful before you run forward
    * Short passing only on our own half. That will irritate the opposition and they will make errors.

    I begrudge no one to play for Pardew, and for the time being Newcastle United.

  • 44 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    tads,
    When I asked him in the airport last month will he still be here next season, he just laughed before saying ‘yeah’

  • 45 funguswatty // May 21, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Would take comments from Sissoko’s agent with pinch of salt. Agent says he only has 1.5 yrs left on deal. He’s actually contracted til 2019

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    I can’t see howe he can just leave though, Mashers will want 18M for him and no one is paying that.

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    Fungswatty,
    Agent says he’s one and a half years in.

  • 48 cyprus // May 21, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    JFA,
    I stand corrected :)
    My point, with 20 mil we can do a lot better, I really think so. The q. is, will the money be invested? 1) Maybe MA doesn’t intend to 2) He will save the kitty for the next manager.

    I have a feeling he’s in 2 minds what to do with AP. If he fires him, out the window goes the long-term stability plan, at least as advertised. Also, he appreciates the loyalty and wants to reciprocate. Finally, if he said top 10 you stay, he must keep his word. On the other hand, he must realise AP ain’t going to move us forward.

    I honestly doubt he’s thinking of the payout. It’s like a person worrying about losing some loose change in his pocket. It’s mildly irritating, is all.

    Like Bill Gates said, beyond a certain number, money makes no difference. I know that if one doesn’t have it this seems impossible, but it’s true!

  • 49 Toon-Prodigy // May 21, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Sissoko is far over rated. He has a burst of pace and a decent shot. He has the touch of an elephant.

    No where near the caliber of the top centre mids or right sided mids in this league.

    Ed makes a good point also about continuing to sell our decent players.

    Of course it has an awful affect on moral within the squad. And then affects performances on the pitch.

    Who wants to stay at a club with zero ambition? No top players thats for sure.

  • 50 one Tony Green // May 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    It is his agent being a knob. He has 5 years left to run on his contract. ( Do some research ED). All the same the players fcuk me Toure is bumping his gums about not getting a present for his birthday. He earns 250,000 a week the sad twat. I hate most footballers greedy spineless twats who use us the supporters to get more money in their grubby little hands.

  • 51 ToonMatt // May 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    I can see a lot of players quitting this summer and they will be replaced by loans and freebies who are not good enough like Bent and Colback, we must be odds on to go down the spirit and morale of the squad must be at rock bottom with the way the club is having the life drained from it, we have the least ambition in not only the premier league but the championship and it’s the fan’s that turn up every week to support Ashley and his regime that are keeping him here.

  • 52 one Tony Green // May 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21189430 signed a 6 1/2 year contract. He is well over rated and not that srong in a tackle no where near a Viera.

  • 53 Big pec // May 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    The fella Sissoko has went missing twice at vital stages of the season for us, mysterious injury syndrome, at his best more than useful, but very inconsistant, and a wee bit lilly livered.




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