One of the things that has weakened the Newcastle side over the last couple of years is that when a player becomes very good – like Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy – they want to leave Newcastle for a bigger club, and one of the reasons for that is the best players want to play in the top European league – the Champions League – and it’s hard to blame them for that.
Moussa Sissoko – new deal for the French International
The latest player to catch the eye this season is Moussa Sissoko, who has probably been Newcastle’s best player – and the 25 year-old is relishing his role in the center of midfield.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Moussa in January, as the London side try to add some steel to their central defense.
Moussa signed a six and a half deal when he arrived from Toulouse in January of last year – so he is contracted to Newcastle until the summer of 2019 – but Newcastle want to improve the terms of the terms of his contract, because in the almost two years on Tyneside he has improved big time at Newcastle.
Moussa Sissoko also seems to be very loyal to Newcastle and could reject any move – much like Cheick Tiote has done in the past – although Cheick admitted his frustrations at Newcastle in the summer, and he could be on his way – either in January or in the summer.
Arsenal are also one of the clubs interested in signing Tiote.
Maybe this will be a new dawn for Newcastle, and we will be able to keep our best players on Tyneside?
If we cannot do that, then it’s going to be very difficult to build a really good side that could challenge for the top four in the Premier League – which has to be Newcastle’s goal for the future.
Moussa has played 71 times for Newcastle with 8 goals, but unfortunately he is banned for the game tonight at Turf Moor.
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