The Mail has reported that Chelsea, as well as Arsenal, are interested in signing Moussa Sissoko, and that’s even though Jose Mourinho has said no players will be leaving or coming into the club over the January transfer window.
Sissoko – after scoring the winner against QPR
We suppose Moussa could be a target of the Blues in the summer, but with Chelsea’s midfield so strong, Moussa may want to think twice if Chelsea do come in for him
The 25 year-old will have noticed that both Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy are not exactly playing a lot of football this season, after leaving Newcastle this year to join bigger clubs – PSG and Chelsea respectively.
Chelsea have midfield players like Matic, Fabregas, Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Ramires, Schurrle and Mikel – so it would be difficult for Moussa to get a lot of games at Chelsea.
This Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is a big admirer of the Frenchman:
“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,”
But that’s because he has more experience and a better knowledge of the Premier League.” ‘He has technically improved, without a doubt.’
Chelsea have a better midfield than PSG have – and Yohan Cabaye is likely to leave PSG next month – so that he can play some first team games – somewhere.
Hopefully Moussa will have seen there are not too many players who leave Newcastle, and do better away from Newcastle than when they were playing at the club.
Yohan Cabaye is a great example of that.
We’d be surprised if Chelsea are really interested in signing Sissoko, but we understand why Arsenal are interested – because physically their midfield is weak – and they need some steel there.
Moussa Sissoko will show the Gunners next Saturday at the Emirates Stadium, what a physically powerful central midfielder can do, and he has often been compared with the great former Arsenal midfielder, Patrick Vieira.
Moussa has played 72 times with 8 goals for Newcastle United – and we hope he plays a lot more games on Tyneside in the coming years.
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