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If Sissoko Is To Leave – Let’s Do The Deal Quickly

7:13 am, Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has already seen one of his best players leave Newcastle during the World Cup and the move by Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal will be completed in the next two weeks, but we may also lose Moussa Sissoko, as we wrote about yesterday.

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Moussa Sissoko – will leave Newcastle this summer?

Liverpool, Monaco and Napoli are all said to be interested in signing the 24 year-old French midfielder, but it’s no surprise Pardew wants to keep the 21 times capped player on Tyneside..

And Debuchy – when asked about the Arsenal move yesterday said this:

“Nothing is done at this moment.” “For now, we are in talks.” “Arsenal is a top club, we will see what happens.”

That’s a little bit different from what he has told French TV – when he said he would be joining Arsenal this summer, and hinted the deal was all done and dusted – and he also removed all references to himself being a Newcastle player on his Twitter account. :(

Both Debuchy and Sissoko have returned with the French squad, and are now are off having a break before they return to pre-season training.

And both were named in the Newcastle squad for the pre-season friendly games in New Zealand against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix on July 22nd and July 26th respectively.

But the deal should be done for Debuchy in the next two weeks, although the Chronicle is reporting no deal has yet been agreed with Arsenal – which differs a lot from other reports.

We’ll have to see how strong the interest is for Moussa Sissoko, but apparently he can leave for £10M – and £10M for a player of Sissoko’s quality and promise seems to be peanuts to us.

It’s bad enough when we keep losing out top players because we have little ambition these days,.

It gets even worse when we don’t get massive fees for them as we did when Andy Carroll left his home town club over three years ago.

Unfortunately Newcastle are a selling club – but it’s even worse than that – we will sell players even when it counts against the team – as it did when we sold Yohan Cabaye and didn’t replace him in January.

If Sissoko is also to leave the club this summer, we hope it’s done quickly so we have enough time to bring in a  suitable replacement.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Mathieu Debuchy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · World Cup 2014



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 firebug666 // Jul 7, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Pardrew says he wants to sit down face to face with Sissoko and talk to him. I don’t think Sissoko will leave, he has said he wants to stay at Newcastle, loves the place and the fans, so I think he will be here another season yet. Well I hope so anyway.

  • 2 Average_Contents // Jul 7, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Firebug

    Debs and cabs said the same thing mate and if a big enough bid comes in he will be gone regardless if he did want to stay! No ambition instantly springs to mind

  • 3 firebug666 // Jul 7, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Average_Contents

    You could be right mate, I just don’t think he will go this season.

    On another note, HBA may be given the chance to start this season with a clean slate.

  • 4 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 7, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Ed , , , this all rubbish
    do you want to get rid of Sissoko ?
    Sissoko is 24 , and he is just been with us 18 month ago
    I remember Cabaye’s being linked with Barcelona
    and no one even payed attention to these reports
    and believe these lies ???

  • 5 lesh // Jul 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    ‘Arsenal is a top club’ says our French international RB.

    Thanks Ashley, but where does that put Newcastle United?

    As far as Sissoko’s concerned, once Ashley gets the smell of more income, Sissoko’ll be out of the door quicker than a scouser leaves a convenience store!

  • 6 The next Mike Williamson // Jul 7, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    I’d like to see him in his proper position next season. He looked better for France and that’s why people are interested.

  • 7 musomag // Jul 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    There you go again Ed, what is your problem? Seems like you are willing our players to leave on a daily basis. Wise up FFS.

  • 8 WLtoon // Jul 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Ican see where Ed is coming from.
    I think Sissoko will be sold in a heartbeat the minute a decent offer comes in.
    Thats the way it is at the club now im afraid.
    No ambition, no foresight, and no frekin hope.




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