There was a story out yesterday from Moussa Sissoko’s agent saying they were open to offers this summer, and his agent said he had only eighteen months left on his contract – but Moussa signed a six and a half year deal a year last January, so that suggested the story was not accurate.
Moussa Sissoko – happy on Tyneside
Moussa is now busy getting ready for the World Cup with the French squad, after he, Mathieu Debuchy, Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy were all named in the 23 man squad.
This is what Moussa has said:
“I’m happy here and happy to play for Newcastle.” “Every week, I try to give my best performance.” “I will go to the World Cup and then come back ready for the new season.”
“It’s not very good, but if you finish in the top 10 it’s still a good effort, as last year we finished 16th,” “It’s better, and maybe next year we can finish in the top seven.”
“In England, there’s a lot of good teams. You have got Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, so it’s hard to finish in the top four or five, but we need to try.”
“Next year we have to try to play better.”
Sissoko has turned out to be an excellent signing for the club, and we paid peanuts for him eighteen months ago, when he had only six months left on his Toulouse contract.
Big and powerful, with lots of skill, he has been a starter at Newcastle under manager Alan Pardew ever since he arrived, and he had a good season last term for us.
Moussa has now played 56 times with six goals and 12 assists for Newcastle, and last season he appeared 38 times with three goals and seven assists.
The good thing about this powerhouse, is that he’s still improving, and it’s clear he’s now one of the key players in Newcastle’s future.
Those are good words from Moussa today.