Moussa Sissoko Reported On His Way Out Of Newcastle


Eurosport France are reporting that Newcastle United are in advanced discussions with Paris Saint-Germain for the transfer of 25 year-old Moussa Sissoko – one of the club’s best players this season.

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Moussa Sissoko – is he on his way out of Newcastle?

There have been reports that PSG want to exchange Yohan Cabaye as part of the deal to get Moussa Sissoko, but we’d be surprised if Newcastle think that’s a good deal with Cabaye being almost four years older than Moussa, and he would cost us £20M – the fee we got from PSG for him last January.

That’s far too high a price for Mike Ashley to pay – even in a part exchange deal – Newcastle like to sell players for £20M but we don’t like to buy them for £20M.

The two clubs are said to be in  “very advanced discussions”  and this could be the second time in successive January transfer windows that Mike Ashley has sold our best midfield player to PSG for a sizable fee.

Moussa had been linked with a move to Arsenal, who are said to have already bid £11M for him in this transfer window, and that Newcastle turned that down, although we don’t know if that’s true.

The potential swap deal between Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko was big news over the weekend, but we’d be very surprised if the Newcastle owner thinks that’s a good deal for Newcastle.

However Mike Ashley may think that getting £16M for Moussa when we only paid £2M for him from Toulouse two years ago is a good deal.

Let’s think he’s been here about 24 months and that’s a profit of £14M – so that’s over half a million pounds profit on each of the months he’s been at Newcastle.

Yes – let’s sell him.

If this transfer goes through it will show all the candidates for the head coach position what Mike Ashley is like to work for and that he is likely to sell Newcastle’s best players just as soon as a big enough offer comes in.

And where will that leave Newcastle – probably without our best player through the end of the season – a similar situation to last January when we plummeted in the second half of the season after letting Yohan leave.

Mike Ashley has done that since he sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35M four years ago, and since then we’ve sold Demba Ba and Yohan in January transfer windows – and we never replaced them.

In fact some would say we have never replaced Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye even today, since we are still short of a striker and a creative midfield player who can also score goals.

Wonder when Mike is going to sell Newcastle and get out of Toon?

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258 comments so far

  • Dragon64

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #1

    if this is true then jabber the hut has to go now fed up of this shit

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Nice on Mikey boy…. you keep it up – he’s making us into a player market-place rather than a football club.

    Will he listen to Brady’s advice? Not a cat in hell’s chance as long as there’s money to be made.

    The sooner he slings his hook, the better.

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d rather see him go to PSG than Arsenal, but ffs man Ashley.

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    jabber has to be selling club and wants his money back buy selling players who will be next

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow. Despite half expecting this if he goes this window, with no manager and our form looking shaky at best, it could be a very slippery slope towards the relegation zone if we’re not careful. Think before you cash-in Ash, like Sports Direct there will be no refunds.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Sick of that scumbag now, Boycotting is the only way forward now but 52,000 will still turn up for the next home game, We are screwed big time.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #7

    oh well
    with out him and a decent manager I can see us getting relegated

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Parsnip new what was going to happen this window selling players again. i also think he is looking to sell club to get a hold of rangers just hope i’m right?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #9

    beermonkey
    Could of got 40/1 being relegated with Ladbrokes end of December

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #10

    If this turns out to be true then surely now, nobody can be under any illusions whatsoever that fatty is not arsed about this club. Fat fcuk.

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  • AmericanGeordie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t believe it.

    If the deal does indeed materialize it will surely include substantial additional compensation to Newcastle, at least $10mil. Plus, something to be done on wages (i.e. PSG compensates us or Cabaye to reduce his wage expense).

    Bottom line: there is no way Ashley will take an older player on higher wages in swap for Sissoko (who’s on a long term deal) without MAJOR compensation.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Charlie

    nice I couldn’t bet on us to go down it would wrong
    but the cash could ease the pain

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #13

    there is no way any manager,coach what ever will come to newcastle after this

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #14

    If Sissoko goes for £20million it will be a shame, but not the end of the world. He is nowhere near as good as is made out on here, and is incredibly inconsistent with very little end product. He has 2 goals and 1 assist in 18 games (league only) this season. When Cabaye left he had 7 goals and 3 assists.

    He has been important to us this season, but that is more to do with the lack of football we have played, we needed a water carrier, and Sissoko could do that job. Under a new coach we will hopefully change style and Sissoko’s runs will become less of a feature anyway. His passing is poor (accuracy is worse than Tiote’s), he is very weak in the air and in the tackle.

    For me, the issue will come if we don’t replace him. Not necessarily like for like, but with a player that improves the squad, which, let’s face it we probably won’t.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #15

    You can see Ashley rubbing his hands when AP went to Palace: “What? Someone’s going to pay me to break that 8 year contract, at this time of year so I can sell players without a manager complaining I’m selling the best players from under him? I thought Christmas only came once a year… not in Newcastle it seems”.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #16

    The original report mentions nothing about the discussions being advanced for a swap, just advanded for a straight cash buy. The swap has jist been added on at the end because of previous reports. Highly unlikely we’d swap. Fatty loves cash.

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    @Lilongwe: It’s the same story as ever – he’s the best of a mediocre bunch. More or less the only player who will reliably go box to box and give us a chance.

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  • veto

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #18

    its our own fault , been going on for years yet we still fill the stadium every week ,
    “support the club not the regime” the die hards cry , sadly thats exactly what the fat controller is banking on .
    gutted to see him or especially perez go .

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  • Barton

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #19

    one last kick in the bollards for me this,any truth to it and thats it,am sick of that fat useless cretin of an owner doing this to us,i wont return till the clown is gone,and the club can f$%k off if they think my season tickets are getting renewed,enough is enough something needs to be done!!

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  • toon kk

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Well if Sissoko is sold, it doesn’t surprise me it’s how the regime works. But it’s ridiculous! This way of running the club and I’m sick of watching dross football was the reason I didn’t renew my season ticket. Although 52000 are happy with it, so why complain?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Thump,
    Head Coach appointment dependant, that could all change. If we continue to play in the same style, then it will be a big blow, if a coach comes in who changes the philosophy, I don’t think he would be a big miss.

    But again, the key thing would be if the money is reinvested into players that improve the overall squad. If not, then once again the fans are being sold short. That is where my concern lies, no really in the losing of Sissoko.

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  • midweek weekend

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #22

    ahh if we lose sissoko then i really fear the worse, i’m still not holding out a lot of hope we will get a good manager in, poor coach + sissoko leaving + the fact he wont get replaced = relegation

    for crying out loud ashley dont cash in!

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #23

    that fat ba!!!!!d has to go now totally fed up and sick of this shit

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  • swemag

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Very annoying and yet predictable. Is Perez going with him?

    15 million for Perez and we will have made a massive gain on both…

    Wow.

    Relegation battle here we come. And this year it will be relegation battle.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #25

    That’s if it’s true of course like I said earlier and if it is he’s a fat greedy slug.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #26

    If the Sissoko story is true surely this suggest that Mr Tubbs is finally emptying the Toons piggy bank of any remaining value -and heralds him dumping us for Rangers.
    I hope he is going.

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #27

    If it is true there will still b over 50thou for the next home match u have made your bed lie in it

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #28

    If PSG keep buying our players would it not be cheaper for them just to buy our club solving three problems at once.
    One – they get the players they want
    Two – they own the club
    Three Ashley doesn’t.
    and they can then invest in NUFC for future European glory ( ok 4 reasons then )

    £20 m for Sissoko ( if Wenger want to pay more ha ha ) and bring on Abied – he has a real future

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  • Reyantoon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Every player in every club is sellable if the right price is on the table and the player himself wants to leave.If the player wants to leave,like here in the case of sissoko,what can the owner or the club do?
    Arsenal sold their best players Fabrigas,van persie. Monaco sold James.Dortmund sold Gutze and Lewandoski, etc etc…
    Do you think these players wanted to stay with their respective original clubs prior to sale?
    I like cabaye to come in exchange with cash plus sissoko.That makes sense.That is most likely PSG willing to offer.We definitely need a playmaker like cab.
    He was loved and were a great leader here b4
    So if that happens,together with a new coach from continent,we will definitely get back to our best.Don’t forget their are key injured players still to come !

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Think Pardew might say in his ‘big reveal’ – “There you have it!”. Sissoko was essential to Pardew’s counter-attacking tactics, better to jump ship rather than get found wanting, unable to adjust to a player leaving again.

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #31

    The new head coach (harrumph) will presumably have some input into player recruitment albeit that activity being handled by T’t Committeh.

    But the new man will be left to the mercy of Ashley’s greed.

    Will we get anyone prepared to try to deliver results when he’ll be having players sold off at Ashley’s behest?

    Yes we will but for sure, he’ll have to have no ambition whatsoever.

    What a shambles.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #32

    sissoko is the main man alongside colback in our midfield !
    between those two and abied we have imo a top 6 midfield without sissoko we have a mid table midfield and that includes when siem is back as he would be in place of abied imo.

    it should be tiote and anita the first ones out of the door imo.

    striker wise we are sorted now as shola is back in the toon and a free agent looking for a club 😉 think i’d die if it happened (prob through laughter more than disapointment atm)

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #33

    That leading light newspaper the guardian are saying we’ve narrowed it down to four. Gaultier, Garde, Tuchel and McClaren.

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/752012410?-11058:809

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  • hibbit

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #34

    so is it true or bishop’s pr team at work

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  • toon kk

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m not sure what fans who pack into SJP want? They all know what MA is like now, they know there’s a money making regime and they know Mash doesn’t want success and most of the time they get to watch dross football but there happy to hand over there cash.
    Why should MA change his ways?

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  • Sammyb9999

    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #36

    People Saying Ashley Is Ready To Sell Are Completely Ignorant!

    Debuchy, Cabaye, Ba, Carroll and Sissoko have made in excess of 80m net profit in transfer fees received. 80M in 4 years with an outlay of around 11.5m. not including TV Money, Ticket Money, Merchandise, Sponsership both paid for a free sports direct. Tell me where else can you make that kinda money apart from a casino at alot higher risk!

    Trust me Mike is going nowhere. You think he wont own Rangers and NUFC, then your wrong he always gets what he wants.

    Mbwia to be sold as well in the next 7 days!

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #37

    @33 ac

    i’ve always said my main choice would be stuart pearce but we are not even linked with him so i’m obv just hopefull thinking.

    if that report is true though i’d go for galtier as main choice followed by tuschel ! not that i’ve seen tuschel in action but i like what i’m hearing about him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #38

    KK

    Unfortunately they don’t as testified by some on this very blog still saying what a great job he’s doing.

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Reyantoon

    Of course Arsenal sold their best players Fabrigas and Van Persie as have other clubs but there the similarity between Ashley and other owners is that other clubs hold on to them, getting more than a few months out of them, have developed or buy quality ready-made replacements.

    They do not sell top players after a few months! Those clubs make a business out of being successful on football, not buying and selling players!

    Please Ashley, go away and quickly too.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardew needs to come out and tell us the reasons for leaving and if it is true he jumped ship cos we were selling Sissoko and Perez then he has got to let the fans know the truth

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