Moussa Sissoko has been on of Newcastle’s best players so far this season, and the 25 year-old provides power, strength and skill on the pitch for the Magpies.
Moussa Sissoko – one of Newcastle’s best players
And Moussa has come out today and said this about his role at Newcastle:
“The coach considers me an important part of the group, particularly because of my international status and equally down to my good performances for the team since arriving at Newcastle.”
“I am very happy with where I am right now.” “Sometimes I have even been handed the captain’s armband, and thus I am very satisfied with my role here.”
“I try to be my best in each match to make the best impression possible, and I hope to continue progressing in order to go even further.”
Alan Pardew has lost some of his best players at Newcastle over the last four years, and they include Andy Carroll, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy and the Londoner didn’t want any of those players to leave.
The first three left in January and were not replaced in that month – and Debuchy left last summer – and the total transfer fees were around £64M for the four.
Owner Mike Ashley controls who comes and goes on Tyneside, and every player has their price at Newcastle – if a club bids big enough money the player is gone – whatever the consequences to the team.
This is what Alan Pardew has said about his midfield star today:
“We have not had contact from anybody else or heard from anybody else. 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.”
“Moussa impacts the opposition in an offensive way. 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.
“He has more experience and a better knowledge of the Premier League. He has technically improved, without a doubt.”
Maybe Moussa has seen that when you leave Newcastle it can sometimes be difficult when you join a top club who have very good players.
Yohan Cabaye has found it very difficult to get many games at PSG, and Loic Remy is at best the third choice striker at Chelsea behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.
We don’t think Moussa will leave the club next month, but he could be on his way in the summer, if he keeps up his excellent form for the Magpies.
Moussa has played 75 times with 8 goals for Newcastle and as Alan says – he has 27 caps for France.
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