There was good news yesterday that Newcastle had signed Siem de Jong from Ajax with great stealth, and the club completed the signing without any news organizations getting a sniff of it – and that’s good work by Lee Charnley and the other Newcastle executives – and exactly the way we should do our transfer business – even if it caught some of us on vacation unawares. 😀
Moussa Sissoko – in action in Brazil
But the news was accompanied by worrying news about Moussa Sissoko potentially leaving the club this summer with Italian club Napoli being interested in singing the midfielder.
It’s looking like we cannot keep Mathieu Debuchy at the club as he’s making noises about wanting Championship football next season, and he;s also been one of the best right backs on display at this fabulous World Cup.
And Moussa has also looked good and scored his first goal for France in Brazil.
The news is that the Italian club would be willing to nearly double Sissoko’s wages, and they will also be able to offer Champions League football to the 24 year-old star midfielder.
Newcastle can do a couple of things to try to keep Moussa at the club – they can increase his wages, and they can also continue to sign good players like Siem De Jong, to try to convince the Frenchman that Newcastle do have ambitions to become a good side again in England.
That would also help us to keep Mathieu Debuchy – although in the 28 year-old’s case – we just cannot see Mathieu being at Newcastle come September.
It would be a tragedy if we lose both Frenchman this summer, but with the current Newcastle setup – that’s more than a possibility.
We’re hoping we can keep both star players this summer – but it will be very difficult.
What do you think?