Moussa Sissoko has been just great for Newcastle this season, and the 25 year-old powerful midfielder has improved a lot since he arrived on Tyneside form Toulouse for around £2M almost two years ago, with only six months left on his contract before he became a free agent.
Moussa Sissoko – vastly improved Newcastle midfielder
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is supposed to be keen on signing the French International, so we’ll have to wait and see if a bid comes in during January.
And then see we’ll have to see how big the bid is, and whether owner Mike Ashley will sell our best player in January – for the second year in succession.
It will give Newcastle fans a clue as to whether the owner has learned from his previous mistakes, or that money does remain king on Tyneside, under his ownership.
Alan Pardew talked about Moussa during his press conference today:
“We have not had contact from anybody else or heard from anybody else, but I take the point – he could be a target for others.”
“‘He is playing for a club where big clubs have come before and taken players away. I understand that so therefore, I guess, he is a player they will be looking at.”
“That’s all I can say because he has been terrific for us.” ‘I think he does owe the team a little bit if I am honest. “”
“That sending off was needless and he would possibly be the first to admit that.” “But he has been absolutely superb for us and I am looking for a big game from him.”
“He is only a young player, 25, and he has already got 27 national caps for France. This is a guy who could win 50, 60 or 70 caps for France.”
“He is a powerful player and he is better player now than he was back then.” “Don’t get me wrong, he had a great day then against Chelsea – but he is better now .”
“And that is because he has more experience and has a better knowledge of the Premier League.”
We hope Newcastle don’t sell any of our players this January, but we said the same thing a year ago, and it didn’t happen.
Newcastle will never be able to build a top side if we keep selling our best players, when they become too good for us.
That seems to be what’s been happening at Newcastle, as we have sold Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.
What do you think?
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